PREM RANA “AUTARI”
Prem Rana Autari began experimenting with musical scales at the age of ten at family gatherings and religious festival. At the age of 12, he went to India and began to pursue six years classical study of flute under the guidance of world renowned flutist, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. His first professional debut came when he was fifteen, with an orchestral ensemble in Bombay, Mecca of India Film Music. In course of his professional career as flutist; he traveled far and wide in. Finally, Rana came back to his motherland , Nepal at the age of twenty to devote his life in the promotion of Nepali Music. After performing in Pokhara in Nepal, he arrived in Kathmandu and established his professional career as a musician at Radio Nepal for nine year and at the Royal Nepal Academy for ten years.
Prior to joining Sur Sudha in 1987, Rana showcased his talent in many countries including Japan. England, Canada, Germany, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia representing Nepal. He represented Nepal at the 1988 world’s exposition in Australia as a soloist. So far, he has received a Certificate of Appreciation from Nova Scotia, Canada, a Coronation Medal from His Majesty the King of Nepal and SAARC Medal. His program was also audience by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of England, President of Germany and His Majesty the King of Nepal. And currently he is running a studio in Kathmandu.