QUEEN’S ROAD: Avadhany Foundation presents the 11th annual Karnatak classical music competition for children on October 25 at Rayara Sabhagruha in Jayanagar. Children below 15 years of age are eligible to participate in the competition, which will be held in memory of late Kamala T Avadhany.
A maximum of 15 candidates will be selected. Those interested must send audio recordings through CD/e-mail. The rendition can be split into two/three files, zipped and sent as an attachment. The audio recording should contain rendition of one krithi by the candidate. Except for shruti support (like tambura), there should not be any other accompaniments.
The candidates should indicate a list of five compositions (krithis). Choice of krithis selected will also have weightage in selection process. The choice of the song to be rendered first by the candidate will be decided by lots in front of the judges. The candidates have to make their own arrangements to bring tambura/shruthi box. The first prize will be a cash award of `8,000 and the second `5,000. There will also be a consolation prize of `2,000.
Applications can be sent to email@example.com with audio attachments and birth certificate. They can also be sent to Sandhya Avadhany, Dept of Physiology, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore 560034.
Last date for receiving applications is September 1.