A Carnatic Vocal Concert by World Known Carnatic Musician, Disciple of Dr.M.Bala Murali Krishna, Prince Rama Varma. With Avaneeshwaran S R Vinu on Violin, Changanaserry B Harikumar on Mridangam.
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 has given concerts all over India and in other countries like the USA, UK, France, Germany, Kuwait, Dubai, and The Netherlands, to mention a few. His first CD was released at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and he has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe.
Fluent in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil, and French, Varma is well-read and has traveled widely and uses inputs from walks of life other than music too to enrich his art. His music is noted for its strict adherence to tradition coupled with his own charming brand of creativity. He specializes in taking classes and giving lecture demonstrations about various aspects of music to much appreciation and delight from his students and members of the public.
He proved his dynamism as an organizer and visionary yet again recently by spearheading the move to allow women inside the Navarathri Mandapam, both as performers and as listeners too, breaking more than three centuries of that tradition. He handpicked octogenarian veteran Parasala Ponnammal to be the first woman to enter the Navarathri Mandapam, thus coaxing her out of a mostly retired life and reintroducing her glorious artistry to the music-loving public of Kerala. He was invited to perform at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan by His Excellency The President of India, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam who calls himself Prince Varma's fan after listening to his CD, Thaanam - The Pulse Of The Veena.