The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is organising the Young Talent Promotional Concerts at the Ravindra Bharathi conference hall. The event will be held on 30th May, at 6:30pm in the evening. As a part of the concerts, this evening there will be a Carnatic vocal concert by Varanasi Sowmya, accompanied by B Pavan Singh on the violin and Ramakrishna on the mridangam.
Varanasi Sowmya, who is under the tutelage of Neeta Chandra Sekhar, has blossomed into a fine vocal artist. Right from a young age she showed keen interest in learning classical music, and received prizes in competitions conducted by SICA, Navya Nataka Samithi, Kalasagaram and other associations. She has already performed in many sabhas in the city and also at Chennai. She has received the Ugadi Puraskaram, the CCRT Scholarship, the Delhi Telugu Academy Award and more, and has sung in many albums too. She is currently a B Tech student.
SICA was founded in 1959 by Dewan Bahadur Aramuda Iyengar, the Finance Minister of the Hyderabad Nizam and a great patron of Carnatic music. The association has since organised more than 1,000 concerts. It has provided a basic platform for upcoming artistes like U P Raju and Nagamani, Mandolin Srinivas and the Malladi Brothers. It conducts workshops, felicitates artistes, and provides both moral and financial support to upcoming artistes. Dr S Chakravarthy, IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Govt. of AP, is the current President of the association, and R Chakrapani is the General Secretary.
Entry is free. Please contact Chakrapani at 2742-5374/98491-24675 or V Ramachandran at 92461-61420 for further details.