Vocalist S. Sowmya has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy. She will preside over the 93rd annual conference of the Academy.
S. Sowmya is a Carnatic music singer. She learnt music initially from her father Dr. Srinivasan, and later from Dr. S. Ramanathan and Smt.T. Muktha. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Indian music and obtained a doctorate from the University of Madras. In 1998, Sowmya co-founded Carnatica – an institution dedicated to classical music & dance instruction, archival, talent search and other related activities.
Sangeetha Kalanidhi is the title awarded yearly to a Carnatic Musician by the Madras Music Academy . The Sangita Kalanidhi and other music awards will be conferred on the awardees at the Sadas of Music festival, on January 1, 2020.