Sonia Roy is an ‘A Grade’ vocalist at All India Radio. She has received extensive taleem from Smt. Shanti Sharma, who was a renowned name in the sphere of Indian classical musicians and the worthy torch bearer of the illustrious Indore Gharana – an Institution by itself in the musical firmament of India.
Sonia’s years of unrelenting practice coupled with a rare cerebrally in her musical approach, her innate crave for perfection and, above all, her mellifluous and tuneful voice have all combined together to give her music a rare dimension that instantly captures the hearts of her listeners. Since her debut performance at Sriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Sonia has, over the years, been performing in a number of prestigious and reputed music conferences throughout India and abroad.
Sonia has also been featured as an eminent teacher at India’s leading music education institute Sriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi, where she has been teaching Khayal from 2004 till date.
Sonia’s presentation of Khayal and Thumri chiefly characterises the Indore Gharana known for its all-pervasive tunefulness, a serene reposeful movement of feeling and a caressive approach. Also found in her music the glimpses of the finer nuances of a number of other principal gharanas which goes to enrich her music manifolds and which also speaks of a very receptive mindset in her in imbibing anything of quality. This is precisely what has prompted her to receive valuable guidance from the much revered Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Dr. Anjali Chakrabarty and Pt. Asit Kumar Banerjee on a regular basis.
Sonia has performed at several Sangeet Sabhas organised by All India Radio(Indore), Doordarshan Kendra Shimla , Kashi Sangeet Samaj Varanasi, Sangeet Ashram Jaipur, Gateshwar Temple festival on Mahashivaratri by Jaipur Nagar Nigam, BhojShodh Sansthan of Dhar (Madhyapradesh), concerts by M.P Govt Travel and Tourism department at Ratlam, Haldia Music Circle in Kolkata, Paras Kala Manch of Jalandhar, Uttaradhikar Festival by the Tribal and language, Bhopal, Department of Madhyapradesh Govt. and many more to mention.
She has given National programmes of classical music on Delhi Doordarshan Kendra and All India Radio,New Delhi.
Besides performing on stage Sonia has worked in many musical projects for the eminent kathak dancers, she has the experience in composing and gave voice in several musical ballets by the Sriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi where she worked as a music faculty for long 10 years.
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