Saptaparini is presenting a Carnatic vocal concert by Prince Rama Varma, on the 10th of February, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium in King Koti. 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, and has gone on to become one of his foremost disciples. He has not only sung in unison with his legendary guru but also accompanied him on the viola when he sang.
Prince Varma has given concerts all over India and in other countries like USA, UK, France, Germany, Kuwait, Dubai and the Netherlands, to mention a few. His first CD was released at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London and he has performed at some prestigious venues in Europe.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact Saptaparini at 6666-7707 / 6682-1789 for further details.