She comes from the same family that produced Karunya and Hemachandra. Several people say that the latter two came from the same family that produced her. Catch her live tonite.
Ajanta Arts Academy is organising a Carnatic vocal music concert by N C S Ravali, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, this Saturday. The chief guest for the concert is Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, and the guests of honor are the Hyderabad Sisters Lalitha and Haripriya.
Ravali was born in a long generation of music, with her father and guru Late N C Lakshmanachary being a vocalist, and uncle N C Murthy, cousins N C Karunya, V Hemachandra and V Himabindu, aunts V Sashikala Swamy and N C Vani, all being high quality, accomplished musicians. She had her initial lessons from her father, and aunt N C Vani, and later on from Vizarsu Balasubrahmanyam. She also learnt light music from aunt V Sashikala Swamy and K Ramachary. Currently she also takes inputs from N C Murthy, and intends to do an M A in Music from Chennai.
She has completed her Diploma in Carnatic Vocal from the Government Music College, Hyderabad, and also a Sangeetha Visharada from the Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya Maharashtra Mandali. She has given many Carnatic vocal concerts at Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Bapatla and Siddipet, and light music concerts at Chennai, Tirupathi, Nellore, Vizag, Vijayawada, Kurnool, Bangalore and Guntur, in the presence of legends like Dr S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar, Nedunuri Krishna Murthy, Dr M Bala Muralikrishna, Dr Yella Venkateshwara Rao, N S Srinivasan, Malladi Brothers and Garimella Balakrishna Prasad.
A final winner in the Paaduta Theeyaga Children's Series in 1999 conducted by Dr SPB and telecast on ETV, she had several awards come her way, including three consecutive 1st prizes in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 in the All-India Carnatic Vocal Competitions conducted by Navya Nataka Samithi, three consecutive gold medals in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 at the state-level Annamacharya competitions conducted by the TTD, the 1st prize in the All-India Carnatic vocal competitions by Kalasagaram, the 2nd prize from the Madras Music Academy, and various other prizes from the Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini, Gana Sudha, the S S Music Academy, the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, and the Satyasai Seva Samithi.
For further details, please contact N C Vijaya Phani of Ajanta Arts Academy at 4016-0632/98662-75930.