This Saturday evening, the young Devulapalli Lakshmi Prachotan is giving a Carnatic vocal performance at the Anand Nagar Community Hall, at 6:30pm.
Prachotan will start the recital with a Varnam in Sree ragam, followed by Muthuswami Dikshitar's Panchamathanga Mukha in Malahari ragam, Endundi Vedalitivo in Durbar ragam, and Aparama Bhakthi in Pantuvarali, among others.
Born in 1999, Prachotan was a child prodigy, having entered the Limca Book of Records in 2003 for identifying 250 different ragas in Carnatic music. He started learning music at a very young age of 2 years, from his mother Sirisha, a vocalist and a disciple of D Seshachari. Currently under D Raghavachari, he has performed at the NTR gardens and Satyasai Nigamagamam, and in Bangalore, and also took part in ETV's Telugu Velugu, and Doordarshan's Paadalani Undi.
Studying in the 6th Standard in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Prachotan has received several awards, including the Chacha Nehru Award and the Jawaharlal Nehru Award, the Little Master Award from Sangam Academy, the Junior Excellent Award from the Delhi Telugu Academy, the Bala Surya Award from the A P state government, the Samaikhya Bharath Gaurav Sathkar from the Madras Telugu Academy, and the Bala Brihaspathi, the Bala Kiranam and the Apara Bala Medhavi Awards.
He has participated in and won prizes at the Kalasagaram Annual Music Competitions, the Harvard Public School Inter-School Proficiency competitions, the All-India Level Varnam Competitions by Navya Nataka Samithi, and the Annamayya Sankeertana competitions by Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini, and has been named the ICICI Brilliant Student.
The concert is free for all. Please contact the venue at 2339-8743 for further details.