Smt. Sowmya D R

Sowmya is a young and dynamic carnatic vocalist. She holds great interest in dasara padas and leaves no stone unturned to spread these gems of compositions to many music learners. She also specialises in Folk and light music genres.

2019, 2020, 2021 – Performed for Sahasra Deepalankara & Unjal Seva at Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD)
2021 – Performed on the occasion of Sri Purandara Dasara Aradhana at Sri Purandara Ashrama, Adoni
2014 – Workshop on Suladis of Haridasas by Prof. T Sharadha
2010 – Workshop on Navavarana Kruthigalu, Documentary of Sri. Muthuswami Dikshitar by Prof T Sharadha, Vanamala Art Foundation

2019 – Till date: Working as Music Educator for SAPA Academy
2001 – Till date: Carnatic Music Tuition classes, Musical Therapy for differntly abled children at Home/Skype
2008 – 2011: Carnatic Vocal and Light music teacher, Himalaya School of cultural Academy Bangalore

2018 – Masters in Carnatic Music, Jain University, Bangalore
2014 - Course in music therapy for the development of special children, Information Resource Center, Shankarmutt
2014 - Active/Passive music therapy to cure depression, Information Resource Center, Shankarmutt
2006 – B.A in Music, Acharya Pathashala College of Arts, Bangalore

1987 – Vidushi Vijaya Subramanyam, Carnatic Vocal
1990 – Vidushi Shashikala, Vani Kalavidaru Institute of Music, Carnatic Vocal (Junior and Senior)
2000 – Dr Meera Rajaram Pranesh, Guest Lecturer (Bangalore and Jain University), Carnatic Vocal (proficiency lessons)
2020 – Vidushi Dhanyashri Kanchana, Carnatic Advanced Lessons
2020 – Study of Chamundeshwari Ashtottara Shathakrithis under the able guidance of Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh

2006 – Gold Medallist for first rank in B.A Music from Bangalore University

As a performer of South Indian Carnatic music, has given many concerts in major festivals, venues in Bangalore. Outlined below are some of the key performances – 

  • Performed at Sri Purandara Ashrama, Ananda Nilaya Kshetra, Adoni
  • Performed for Haridasa Keerthana Project – Facebook Live Program
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Harihara – During Aradhana Mahotsava
  • Sri Kalyana Varaprada Srinivasa Swamy Temple, Magadi
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Devagiri, Banashankari 2nd Stage
  • SVCC Temple, Fremont, Livermore - California.

CD/DVD Recordings
2018 – Kannada Suladis of Haridasas
2009 – BhakthiYaana - CD, Series of Theme based songs on Sri Lakshmi Narayana, Bangalore
2009 - Participated in Sri Chakra Darshana, a D V D of Navavarana Kruthis of Dikshitar