Shyam Thyagarajan, is a disciple of Srirangam Sri Prasanna Venkatesh, has been learning Carnatic vocal music under his tutelage for about 9 years now. He received his initial training from the age of three by his mom Smt. Radhika Murali. Shyam is a freshman in college, attending the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign for aerospace engineering.
He was selected for four years now as one of the privileged students to learn from Sri. Neyveli Santhagopalan during summer music camps held in New Jersey under the auspices of the organization Yuva Sangeetha Lahari. Shyam has won several prizes starting from the age of five at CMANA Great Composer's Day and Cleveland Thyagarajaaradhanai festivals. He gave his first one-hour concert at Raga Sudha Hall, Chennai at the age of 9 under the auspices of Carnatica.