Saptaparini is organising a Carnatic music workshop by Prince Rama Varma, from 12th to 14th February. Compositions of Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna will be taught at the 3-day workshop.
Prince Rama Varma, a member of the royal family of Travancore, is a direct descendant of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma and Raja Ravi Varma. Born on the 13th of August 1968, Prince Varma had his formal lessons in music in 1982 from Prof. Vechoor Hariharasubramania Iyer, a senior disciple of Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, who continued to teach him until his demise in 1994.
He also studied the Saraswathi Veena under Trivandrum R.Venkataraman for 5 years, and later under Sangeetha Kalanidhi Prof. K S Narayanaswamy. At present, he is undergoing training under Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. M Balamuralikrishna. He has had not only sung in unison with him but also accompanied him on the viola.
Varma has given concerts all over India and in other countries including the USA, UK, France, Germany, Kuwait, Dubai and the Netherlands. His first CD was released at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London and he has performed at some of prestigious venues in Europe.
The registration charge for the 3-day workshop is Rs. 200 per head, and the timings are 10am to 1pm. Please contact Saptaparini at 6666-7707 / 6682-1789 for further details.