Sowmya's biography and pictures
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concert organizers and media.
CAREER SUMMARY A Carnatic
musician by profession, Sowmya’s life has been soaked in melody from the
very beginning. Growing up in a traditional South Indian family, she had
her initial tutelage in music from her father Dr. Srinivasan, a Chemical
Engineer with an enduring passion for Carnatic Music. Later she was
singularly fortunate to be taken under the wings of Sangita Kalanidhi
Dr. S. Ramanathan - exemplary musician, esteemed musicologist and
extraordinary human being. She received further training from Smt. T.
Muktha, of the legendary Brinda-Muktha duo. She attributes her success and
achievements till today to her gurus and to the bountiful
blessings of her beloved Ambal, the Goddess Kamakshi of Kanchipuram. In addition to being
an accomplished musician, Sowmya also has excellent academic credentials.
She earned a Ph. D. degree in 2012 from the University of Madras under the guidance of Dr. Premeela Gurumurthy.
Sowmya is also a double postgraduate (Master’s in Chemistry as well as Indian
Music) and was a top-ranked scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology,
Madras (IIT-M) and the University of Madras. A widely traveled, popular vocalist,
Sowmya strives to
adhere to the strict classical values imbibed from her gurus Dr. Ramanathan and Smt. Mukta.
PICTURES (High-resolution, suitable for printing)
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