Vocal - Dr. Pantula Rama

Dr Pantula Rama         

Violin: Shri. MSN Murthy
Mridangam: Shri. Patri Satish Kumar
Date: Sunday Oct 26th, 2014
Time: Now at 3:30 PM ( Originally at 3:00 PM Delayed because of flight delays by half hour)

Venue: Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary NC 27519

Pantula Rama was born into a family with a lineage of music. Her parents are Pantula Gopala Rao (Violinist and retired All India Radio engineer) and Pantula Padmavathi a veena artiste.

She holds a Ph.D. in music from Andhra University for her thesis: A study of the shaping of an ideal musician through saadhana, published by Gyan Publishers of New Delhi.[3] She has an MA and BA in music from Andhra University, where she won gold medals each time and has been a University Topper.

Her initial training was given to her by her father, and advanced training under Sangeeta Kalasagara Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao. Apart from being a Top grade Vocalist, she has a B High in violin and viola from All India Radio in the carnatic style. She is a Reiki Master in the Natural Usui system of healing. She also has a diploma in fashion Designing, and is an active fund raiser for events based on social and philanthropic causes.

Awards:

  • Tambura Prize - awarded by Kalasagaram, Secunderabad (04-12-1992), through the hands of the vocal legend Late. Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi.
  • First prize in Pallavi Singing Madras Music Academy, 1993.
  • Best Musician : State Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh - Presented by N Chandrababu Naidu - 1998.
  • Outstanding Lady Vocalist (Senior or Sub Senior) – 2007, award from Madras Music Academy.
  • Best Pallavi Singer - 2008, award and Gold Medal from Madras Music Academy
  • Isai Peroli - 2011, Title conferred by Kartik Fine Arts