Sitar Legend RAVISHANKAR blessed her with an opportunity in his prestigious album
CHANTS (produced by BEATLES GEORGE HARRISON)
ZAKIR HUSSAIN,JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, MATTHEW GARRISON,U.SRINIVAS are some of her co-artistes in drummer RANJIT BAROT"S debut album BADA BOOM.
Participant in the world famous PLAYING FOR CHANGE series cd for the feature WAR/NO MORE TROUBLE.
Played classical compositions of maestro ILAIYARAJA in his award winning movies.
Taken part in an exclusive CD, THE LAYA PROJECT which is a Musical and Visual Journey of Folk Communities in the Tsunami affected regions of Asia.
Played VEENA CONCERTO in CROSS WINDS, an international album (exclusively composed for Veena by a Belgium composer HANS).
Played in the GHAZAL ALBUMS sung by HARIHARAN..
Played for a Western Album composed by the Colonial Cousins fame, LESLIE LEWIS.
Featured as a Solo Artiste in a CARNATIC instrumental album " COMPANION".
Played in the album BUDDHA BAR VEENA [ Butterfly ] with TALVIN SINGH.
FIRST OF ITS KIND
Punya srinivas ambition to tag veena as a unlimited instrument extended her in working hard to achieve producing original western scores on the traditional Indian classical instrument, which is known for its gamaka system, is widely appreciated.
She recently performed Bach Double violin concerto with violin maestro V.S.Narasimhan at Chennai to a packed house.This is first of its kind on veena.
BACH ON VEENA
Performed Solo Veena Concerto for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of UNITED NATIONS (UNO) in NEWYORK.
In her fusion concerts at France and Paris with the world renowned London based POP Singer Suseela Raman, Punya Srinivas created waves for her western adaptation on Veena.
Performed Veena concertos written by renowned Belgian composer HANS VERMEESH at BELGIUM, BRUSSELS
The TAM - TAM FESTIVAL at Israel , Jerusalem brought her outstanding reviews.
Participated in SUNAADHA PRAVAHAM a Carnatic Classical Symphony composed by violin maestro SRI. LALGUDI JAYARAMAN, which was premiered at famous VICTORIA HALL Singapore, 2004
Participated in the famous EARTH SYNC MUSIC FESTIVAL at Chennai as a special artiste for the VEENA.
Performed in CHENNAI SANGAMAM FESTIVAL, India 2007.
AS A COMPOSER
Composed and played a feature in a conceptual Japanese Album "ASIAN MUSE", (comprised best of women musicians from different parts of ASIA)
composed title music for a unique documentary film on Eyes, "NETRAM"
Composed and Played in an Indo Western Classical Fusion Album MOZART MEETS INDIA.
PAANCHAJANYAM : THE BAND
Punya Srinivas' brain child PAANCHAJANYAM, an Indo Western fusion band lights her zeal for world music.
She try to bring some of the popular musical genres on Veena with features based on themes like
folk, carnatic Classical, Hindustani, Western Classical, Semi Indian Classical etc
PUNYA SRINIVAS (alias) A.K.DEVI
'...A fascinating feature of the evening of the jugal Bandhi between the Hindustani vocalist Shubha Mudgal and A K Devi on the Veena...'
A K Devi's Veena showed a rare depth of gamaka that provides a soulful aspect to her music. Times of India: by Subbudu:
I must particularly commend the young Veena artiste, A K Devi, who was able to negotiate the most difficult musical patterns with alacrity. Her nimble fingers raced up and down releasing haunting musical phrases.
The New Indian Express on the carnatic jazz performance.
Young veena artiste A K Devi gave a refreshing recital, displaying good manodharma and a firm grip over laya.
S R Giridhar for The Hindu:
Punya Srinivas is a very accomplished veena artiste whose playing marked by pleasing nada and laya control. Her Smile of the Lotus' in raga Kapi is as refreshing as a sunflower blooming for the rays of the Sun.
Mozart Meets India.. Review by Sulochana Pattabhiraman
Punya Srinivas (Veena) proves her mettle with expressive exposition even with taut strings.
........ violin exponent V.S. Narasimhan and veena player Punya Srinivas in a fascinating piece of fusion - a beautiful rendering of Bach's Two Violin Concerto in D Minor, the sound of the veena complementing the sharper tone of the violin well.
The Hindu by Divya kumar
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A confluence called Paanchajanyam - The Hindu