Shani Diluka in Berlin

Shani Diluka in Berlin
18.10.2013|20:00|Stilwerk Berlin
In October 2013 Shani Diluka tours Germany in cooperation with C. Bechstein. Stops are Düsseldorf on Oct. 11, Frankfurt/M on Oct. 16, Leipzig on Oct. 17, Berlin on Oct. 18, Rostock on Oct. 19, and Hamburg on Oct. 22. The program of the acclaimed pianist comprises the Papillons by Schumann, the Appassionata by Beethoven and Schubert's Sonata B flat major d 960. Thereby Diluka also presents excerpts from the program of her new CD that was recorded on a C. Bechstein concert grand D 282.

Shani Diluka, a painist of Sri Lankan descent who grew up in Monaco, was chosen in 2004 to study at the famous International Piano Academy of Como after she had graduated with great success from the Academy Prince Rainier III at the National Conservatory of Nice and the Conservatory Superior of Music in Paris.

Today the young pianist performs on international stages from Rome to New Delhi and from Paris to Tokyo. She is also invited regularly to important festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron or the Folle Journee in Tokyo, Bilbao, Nantes, etc. At the age of 16, she had already performed with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Monaco and of Sri Lanka and also with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the French National Orchestra of Nice and the National Orchestra of Bordeaux. The conductors with whom Shani Diluka has worked include well-known composers such as Kurtág, Lachenmann, and Rihm. Her  interpretation of a Mozart sonata was recorded by Radio France and broadcasted on 150 national radio stations around the globe.

2010 Shani Diluka recorded the first two Beethoven piano concertos on Bechstein with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine under Kwamé Ryan for her label Mirare. Continuing her brilliant efforts she will be recording the complete Beethoven concertos and the complete Beethoven cello sonatas in collaboration with Valentin Erben, longtime cellist of the Alban Berg Quartet.

Program: Shani Diluka performs works by Schumann, Beethoven, and Schubert

Dates and locations:
Düsseldorf – Oct. 11, 2013, 8 pm;; C. Bechstein Centrum Düsseldorf im Stilwerk, Grünstraße 15
Frankfurt/Main – Oct. 16, 2013, 7 pm;; C. Bechstein Centrum Frankfurt, Eschersheimer Landstr. 45
Leipzig – Oct. 17, 2013, 8 pm;; Leipzig Pianos, Dohnanyistraße 15
Berlin – Oct. 18, 2013, 8 pm;; C. Bechstein Centrum Berlin im Stilwerk, Kantstraße 17
Rostock – Oct. 19, 2013, 8 pm;; Piano Centrum Rostock, Lange Straße 13
Hamburg – Oct. 22, 2013, 7 pm;; Klaviergalerie - C. Bechstein Centrum Hamburg im Chilehaus, Pumpen 8

Photo: Balazs Borocz / Pilvax

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