Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.
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Karnataka Fine Arts Council, Bengaluru - Announcing Course 1.
Karnataka Fine Arts Council, (KFAC) constituted by 10 leading music sabhas of Bangalore, including Nadasurabhi, is pleased to launch its first music course by a renowned guru, in its ongoing effort to spread and support Indian Classical Music and Dance.
Details are as follows:
Guru: Sri. Rama Varma
Venue and Course Management, Ananya, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru-3.
Course Content: A Selection from the Compositions of Maharaja Swathi Tirunal , M.D.Ramanathan, Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, Annamacharya, Purandaradasa, Bhadrachala Ramadasa, Kaiwara Amara Nareyana and others as the course develops.
Dates and timing:
10th, 11th and 12th September 2016.
From 5 PM
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours / day
Course fee per participant is Rs.2,000 payable in cash to Dr.Raghavendra, Ananya, Bengaluru or NEFT bank transfer in advance. Registration will be confirmed only on receipt of payment. There can be no refund of fees after registration.
For payment to KFAC by NEFT:
Account Name : Karnataka Fine Arts Council
Account type : Savings
Account no : 0403101205196
IFSC code : CNRB0000403
Bank : Canara Bank
Branch : Basavanagudi, Bangalore
Name of Candidate, Age, Address, Phone no., Mobile no., Email address and how they came to know about the course.
No. of students: 25 only on first come first served basis.
Last date for registrations : 1st September 2016 or as soon as the seats are filled up, whichever is earlier.
Minimum Student Qualification: Must have learnt up to keerthanai level.
Venue of Course:
Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru-3
Dr. Raghavendra, Ananya, 91/2 , 4th Main, Malleswaram, Bengaluru.3.
Note: Upcoming Courses under KFAC.
Announcement and registration for these courses will be done separately closer to the date.
2nd Course: Guru: Sri.Rama Varma- Venue: Outer Ring Road/Sarjapur Road junction- managed by Ranjani Fine Arts. Dates : 15th and 16th October 2016
3rd Course: Guru: Dr.T.S.Sathyavathi- Venue: Banashankari- managed by Sree Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira. Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th December 2016.
4th Course: Guru: Sri.Rama Varma- Venue: Koramangala- managed by Nadasurabhi. Date: In January/ February and will be decided as soon as the calendar is ready to find out the holidays. Will be for 3 days. Dates will be finalised in consultation with the guru.
About Sri.Rama Varma
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. Falling in love with music at an early age, Sri.Rama Varma studied music first with Prof.Vechoor Hariharasubramania Iyer for 14 years, until his demise in 1994. At present he is undergoing training under Sangeethakalanidhi Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna and has gone on to become one of his foremost disciples. Besides vocal music, Sri.Rama Varma is also an eminent vainika He studied veena under Trivandrum Sri. R.Venkataraman for five years before joining Sri. K.S.Narayanaswamy, who taught him until his demise.
Teacher: Fluent in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil and French, Varma is well read and has travelled 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 believes in making his lectures entertaining and his concerts informative.
Organiser: During the past decade he has proved himself to be an organizer of merit by organizing a week long festival of South Indian and North Indian Classical Music which is open to the public, at the palace of his ancestor Maharaja Swathi Thirunal in Trivandrum from the 6th till the 12th of January every year. 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 is a indeed a worthy descendent of his illustrious predecessor Maharaja Swathi Thirunal who is described as the
“Prince among musicians and a Musician among Princes”
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