Shani Diluka

Shani Diluka, pianist of Sri Lankan descent raised in Monaco, after excellent conclusion of the Academy Prince Rainier III, at the National Conservatory of Nice and at the Conservatory Superior of Music in Paris was chosen in 2004 by the selection committee, chaired by Martha Argerich, to study at the famous International Piano Foundation of Como.

The young pianist plays concerts on international stages from Rome to New Delhi, from Paris to Tokyo. Morever, she is guest musician at important festivals such as La Roque D’Anthéron and „Folle Journee“ in Bilbao, Nantes, Tokio, etc. At the age of 16, she already appeared with the philharmonic orchestras of Monaco and Sri Lanka and then with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, French National Orchestra of Nice and National Orchestra of Bordeaux. Among the composers with whom Shani Diluka already has worked are well-known composers such as Kurtág, Lachenmann and Rihm. Her interpretation of Mozart sonatas was recorded by Radio France and transmitted by 150 national radio stations around the globe. In 2010 she recorded on Bechstein for Mirare Beethoven's first two piano concertos with Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine under Kwamé Ryan.

This is what Diluka wrote into our concert book after her last performance in Berlin:

„It is a great pleasure tob e part of Bechstein family..
It has been my sound inspiration for years listening to Backhaus, Fischer or Schnabel; and it is now very moving to have already recorded 3 CD’s with this wonderful and deep sound... Beethoven to Schubert, but tonight also Schumann to Debussy. Bechstein has this wide range of expression which allows us to paint and color the music..
With a wonderful team, and a wonderful audience, this is all what a pianist dreams.
With gratitude,
Shani Diluka

Photos: B. Borozs and Roberto Giostra