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  The International Music and Arts Society was founded by Rani Vijaya Devi Kotda-Sangani in December 1974, on the suggestion of her brother, the late Maharaja of Mysore, Sri. Jayachamaraja Wadiyar. Her early formative years were spent in the palace where the family’s rich cultural atmosphere left a deep impression on her.

The young princess grew up steeped in Carnatic music and dance, and became proficient in playing the veena. At the age of six, she also commenced formal piano lessons at the palace, and progressed through to the fellowship examination of
  the Trinity College of Music, London under the tutelage of Dr. Alfred Mistowski, professor of Trinity College.

After her marriage to the Thakore Saheb of Kotda-Sangani in 1941, Rani Vijaya Devi continued studying the piano in India. Later, during her husband’s posting in New York, she studied with Professor Edward Steuermann of the Juilliard School of Music. An accomplished concert pianist, she recorded for radio and television, and appeared in concerts in Hong Kong and India.
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