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" One of the greatest of her generation "
" It's rare and beautiful "
" Capable of fascinating the audience "
" An extra ordinary pianist "
Knighthood for Arts and Lettres (FRANCE)
Knighthood for Culture and Arts (MONACO)
Interpreter who "masters the craft of music (Suddeutsche Zeitung) endowed with a "winged virtuosity" (Classica),"one of the greatest of her generation" (Piano Magazine), regularly invited by eminent Orchestras and conductors, performing in major venues such as Ravinia Festival Chicago, Verbier Festival, Philharmonie de Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Tokyo Forum, La Fenice in Venice, Salzburg Mozarteum, Brazil Sala Sao Paulo, Munich Prinzregententheater or Vienna Konzerthaus to name a few, Shani Diluka bridges the gap between East and West, between her piano and writing poetry (her book was on the prize list of Academie Française). Born in Monaco from Sri Lankan parents, she was discovered at the age of six by a program initiated by Princess Grace of Monaco for exceptional talent. She is the only pianist from the Indian continent to enter Paris Conservatory gaining 1st prize with Unanimity of the jury, and to enter the prestigious Lake Como International Piano Academy presided by Martha Argerich. After legends like Callas, Rostropovitch or Menuhin, she joined the prestigious label WARNER Classics as an exclusive artist, after major awards obtained for her previous recordings (Shock of the music, RTL d´Or, Choice of Arte, by Mezzo, Vogue Japon, 5 Diapasons, Gramophone, Fanfare USA, Diapason, Musikzen, Arena Award Japan…). Her career is nourished by prestigious collaborations with Natalie Dessay, Michel Portal, or the composers W. Rhim, K. Beffa, B. Mantovani, but also with major actors such as Sophie Marceau, Gérard Depardieu, or Charles Berling. Shani is also regular partner of renowned ensembles such as the Ebene, Ysaÿe, Prazak, Modigliani, Belcea quartets. She represents an innovative vision of music through original projects and noticed such as "Cosmos" at Warner Classics or "Road 66" official record of the Folle Journée, while transmitting the heritage that she received great masters such as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Valentin Erben from the Alban Berg quartet (with whom she recorded the complete Beethoven) or Elisabeth Leonskaja with whom she is working since these last years. Her recent recording for Warner Classics built around Marcel Proust and "The Search for Lost Time" based on the golden age of french music has received praise from international press and numerous awards. It was the main feature for Proust Celebration year 2022. In 2023, Shani Diluka will be performing in major venues including Wigmore Hall, Paris Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théatre du Chatelet, for ARTE Concert...
HIGHLIGHTS OF SEASON 2022-2023
Théâtre du Châtelet, Wigmore Hall in London for the BBC, Belgian National Radio Festival Musiq'3 in Brussels, exclusive season of Schloss Elmau as well as the guest artist of Villa Musica in Germany, Les Heures Bleues in Marseille, Festival de Sully of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Festival de Bellerive in Geneva, Opéra de Bordeaux, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Festival Classique au Vert in Paris, Piano en Valois, at the Philharmonie de Paris, in Harrison Parrott's new season "HP Features" at St Martins in the Field in London, etc...
• 2021 PROUST Album for Warner Classics around French Golden age Music
• 2020 Album COSMOS for Warner Classics Beethoven
• 2019 Album Tempéraments Mozart/Bach
• 2017 Album Beethoven Complete sonatas with Valentin Erben (Cellist of Alban Berg quartet)
• 2016 Album Schubert last Sonata and Waltzes
• 2015 "Symphonie des oiseaux" with Bird singers
• 2014 Album "ROAD 66" American minimalist Music
• 2012 Album Beethoven concertos with ONBA
• 2010 Album Mendelssohn "Romances sans paroles"
• 2008 Grieg Concerto et Pièces Lyrique
Compilations and Albums for the youth
• 2010 Chopin et la Note Bleue
• 2015 ARTE Salons de Musique
• 2017 Princesse Grenouille et musique russe
• 2015 Histoire de Babar (with Natalie Dessay)
• 2016 Babar & le Père Noël(with Natalie Dessay)
• La Roque d'Anthéron Festival best of 2010 untill 2019