The Alliance Francaise Hyderabad is presenting a Carnatic vocal concert by Prince Rama Varma, on April 2nd, at Hotel Green Park. Kicking off the event with Carnatic numbers, Varma will conclude the concert with some of his best renditions of French songs by Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf.
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, Varma had his formal lessons in music in 1982 from Prof. Vechoor Hariharasubramania Iyer, a senior disciple of Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. 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 not only sung in unison with his legendary guru, but has also accompanied the latter on the viola.
Varma has presented concerts all over India, and also in a few other countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Kuwait, Dubai and the Netherlands. His first CD was released at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London.
Entry is free, and is by invites available at Alliance Francaise office at West Marredpally. Please contact Saptaparini at 2770-0734 / 2770-0736 for further details.