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Shani Diluka

\\  PIANIST  //

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" One of the greatest of her generation "
PIANO MAGAZINE
" It's rare and beautiful "
ARTE
" Capable of fascinating the audience "
SUNDAY TIMES
" An extra ordinary pianist "
LE FIGARO

¨ Masters as a craftsman of music while creating individual and expressive ¨

SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

" A magical Pianist,

poetic and soulful "

Kronen Zeitung

" Masters the craft of music "
SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
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  BIOGRAPHY //  

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 (CHOC 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 2023-2024, Shani Diluka will be performing in major venues including Wigmore Hall, Paris Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Bregenz Festpielhaus, Théatre du Chatelet, for ARTE Concert...



 

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Théâtre du Châtelet, Wigmore Hall in London for the BBC, Paris Philharmonie with Orchestre National d'ile de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Bregenz Festpielhaus, Linz Brucknerhaus Orchestra, Belgian National Radio Festival Musiq'3 in Brussels,  exclusive season of Schloss Elmau as well as the guest artist of Villa Musica in Germany, Bucarest Sala Radio, Centre Pompidou, Festival Al Bosco Florence, 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 Grand Piano Orleans, Biarritz Piano Festival, Piano en Valois, at the Philharmonie de Paris, Theatre des Champs Elysées..
 

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Shani Diluka plays Debussy: L’isle joyeuse, L. 106
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Shani Diluka plays Debussy: L’isle joyeuse, L. 106

Debussy's L’isle joyeuse is believed to have been inspired by a painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau, an artist who was greatly admired by Marcel Proust. Discover this and more on Shani Diluka's Proust Album: https://w.lnk.to/tpaLY The Proust Album is wholly dedicated to music linked in various ways to this great French writer, whose 150th birth anniversary falls in 2021 and his 100th death anniversary in 2022. The program includes music by Massenet, Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, and more. Also featuring Natalie Dessay, Pierre Fouchenneret, Guillaume Gallienne, and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris under conductor Hervé Niquet. Director: Samuel Boujnah #ClassicalMusic #Debussy __________ Warner Classics ► Website: http://www.warnerclassics.com Subscribe to our: ► YT- Channel: https://wnrcl.me/subscribeYT ► Newsletter https://wnrcl.me/subscribeNL Follow us on: ► Facebook: http://www.fb.com/WarnerClassicsErato ► Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/warner_classics ► Twitter: http://twitter.com/WarnerClassics ► YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/warnerclassics Listen to us on: ► Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/warnerclassics ► Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/curator/warner-classics/1153741571 ► Deezer https://www.deezer.com/profile/321050935 Warner Classics is the home of classical music, featuring iconic high audio quality recordings from the greatest classical legends, opera stars and orchestras of the last century. Discover our unique collection of live performances, studio sessions and films featuring Maria Callas, Jacqueline du Pré, Nigel Kennedy, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker and more. Along with its sister label Erato, Warner Classics continues this tradition with today's most in-demand classical artists, such as Philippe Jaroussky, Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Emmanuel Pahud, Alexandre Tharaud, Sir Antonio Pappano, Christina Pluhar and Renaud Capuçon. Enjoy this ever-expanding library of official performance videos and exclusive interviews from the classical greats. Check back regularly for more music from your favourite composers including Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Handel and more.

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 DISCOGRAPHY

• 2023 PULSE Album for Warner Classics around American Minimalists

• 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

 

HI-RES PHOTOS

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