Call for Carnatic Katcheri Auditions

Please apply with a 15 -20 minutes of video recording of your performance. Top 10 will stand a chance to perform at the Malaysia International Carnatic Music Festival (MYICMF 2022)


For more information and registration, kindly visit


Closing Date: 31 July 2021


Registration Fee for    Malaysian / Indian Residents

Participating Fee for Other Country Residents








Age Categories

Senior Artistes

Above 35

Age is based on the year of birth

Rising Stars

Above 18

Student Stars 

Above 10

Students Group

No age specified. Group size of minimum 6

Carnatic Katcheri Auditions Guidelines
  1. Open to participants globally.
  2. The participation is open to Solo / Duet / Group
  1. Performance can be Vocal / Instrument
  1. Initial selection will be from the 15 – 20 min performance video submitted.
  1. Judges will select Top 10 applicants in each category based on the audition recordings submitted .
  1. The selected candidates will be invited to record a 45  min or 1.5 hr katcheri with accompanists of their choice. The performer will receive a team remuneration of RM 150 – RM 500 based on the category.
  1. The Top 10 performances will be premiered during the MYICMF 2021.
  1. The best katcheri as adjudged by the esteemed judges from India as well as most “Likes” received from audience will be invited to perform a 1.5 hr katcheri ( LIVE) at MYICMF 2022 (Subject to covid/travel restrictions lifted – conditions apply)
  1. All participants will be awarded e-Certificates of Participation. Top 10 applicants will be awarded e-Certificates of Achievement.
  1. Decision of the judges will be final and no appeal will be entertained at any level.
  1. Please read this Competition Guidelines carefully before application. To apply, please register Online through the website before  31 July 2021.
  1. Late registrations will not be entertained. Registration fees will not be refunded.
  1. Bank details for Participation Fee payment
    Acct Name: Sugam Culture & Heritage Berhad
    Bank Name: Malayan Banking Berhad (Petaling Jaya Main)
    Account Number: 5641 6443 6231
    Swift Code: MBBEMYKLXXX
  1. Payment through Paypal:
    Payment id, me/sugamch
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  2. Inaccurate or dishonest declarations, or any fraud, results in the participant’s disqualification.

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  6. The Organizer will in no case be responsible for these interruptions and their consequences. No compensation can be claimed on these grounds.

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