TV Times

‘From a Musician To a Musician’
By Sanath Weerasuriya
‘From a Musician To a Musician’ one day workshop on music, musicians and professionalism will be held at the Grand Oriental Hotel on July 2 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. This workshop is mainly aimed at the young talent in Sri Lanka and to enhance quality and professionalism in the music industry.

The project is a brainchild of Malcolm Perera, the Manager of the Dream Team. ‘Actually this, I think is the need of the hour. We have a number of talented musicians and artistes already performing in the Lankan western music scene or getting ready to embark in the field of performing arts. They are talented but lack in professionalism. I think the experienced musicians veterans in the scene has a duty to correct the young ones and to guide them in proper way’, said Malcolm, who has years of experience behind him as a manager/musician.

Top personalities in the scene, Noeline Honter, Mignonne Fernando, Sunil Perera, Geoffrey Fernando, Derek Wickremanayake and Sohan Weerasinghe will be some of the speakers.

They will be speaking on Vocalization, Compositions, Marketing, Showmanship, Music and Business, Guitar work, Discipline and Dress code. ‘It is very important a musician should be disciplined and act accordingly. When performing for public, showmanship, dress code, presentation, public addressing are very vital. The talent must mix with these to shine brightly. I think the veterans should shoulder the responsibility in educating the younger generation’, he said.

‘The workshop is a must for all young musicians, singers and performing artistes’, Malcolm said.‘For a Musician To a Musician’ workshop is free for all musicians. Hoteliers, top decision makers in the commercial sector will also be invited to the workshop.

Grand Oriental Hotel will be sponsoring the project. Interested musicians can Contact Malcolm on 0777 687823 or GOH.


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