ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19

Shani to perform here

Classical music lovers can look forward to a concert by acclaimed Sri Lankan pianist Shani Diluka at the Bishop’s College auditorium on November 3. She will be here on the invitation of the Alliance Francaise.

Shani has performed with several renowned orchestras including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the French National Orchestra of Nice, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Symphonia Varsovia. She has also collaborated with leading composers such as Gyorgi Kurtag, Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rhim and Bruno Mantovani and performed with renowned soloists such as Quatour Ysae, Roland Pidoux, Eric- Maria Couturier and Nemanja Radulovic.

Shani’s first CD of Grieg’s celebrated piano concerto (with the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine) and Greig’s Lyric Pieces, was released early this year by Mirare / Harmonia Mundi. This recording has won the ‘Choc De La Monde De La Musique’ from Monde De La Musique’, the Disc D’ Or ( Gold ) from RTL, The Choice of ARTE, Radio France Music and 5/5 of Diapasson and other awards.

She is also featured in the new CD “ Roque D’ Antheron 2’ along with several outstanding pianists such as Boris Berezovosky, Andrei Lugansky, Philippe Guisano, and Brigette Engerer.

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