Lasya Vankayala

Lasya has been learning Carnatic music from her father and guru, Vidyasagar Vankayala, for over 18 years. She completed her three-hour debut concert in August 2015. Lasya has performed for a variety of organizations including the Tamil Sangam of BC, the City of Vancouver as part of Vancouver Celebrates Diwali, Jashann, Channel M, Shaw TV, CBC Vancouver and the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra (VICO). In addition to her ongoing vocal training, Lasya also has several students of her own and has been teaching for over 12 years. She has been associated with Vancouver SaPaSa for 14 years and is currently the VP for youth affairs and outreach of the organization. Lasya is a fourth year honours biochemistry student at the University of British Columbia, where she is a holder of the Schulich Leader Scholarship and co-captain for the UBC Schulich Leaders.