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Shani Diluka

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Glass: Etude No. 2 Shani Diluka 04:39
Romance sans paroles en fa dièse mineur, Op. 67 No. 2 Shani Diluka 02:12
Brodszky: Be my love (Keith Jarrett Version) Shani Diluka 05:14
Debussy: Rêverie, CD 76, L. 68 Shani Diluka 03:53
Glass: Etude No. 9 Shani Diluka 01:33
Wagner: Elegie, WWV 93 Shani Diluka 01:29
Pièces Lyriques, Op. 47 No. 3: Mélodie Shani Diluka 04:16
Franck: Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op. 18, FWV 30: Prélude Shani Diluka 03:34
Hahn: Premières valses: III. "Ninette" Shani Diluka 00:44
Andante con tenerezza, H. 135, Wq. 65/32 Shani Diluka 05:46

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Born in Monaco on November 7, 1976 to Sri Lankan parents, Shani Diluka is a classical pianist. Diluka began studying the piano and became a student of the teachings of Dubravka Kovacevich at the Prince Rainier III Academy of Music. She had her first recital when she was 9 years old. She joined the Regional Conservatory of Nice, France. She then joined the National Superior Conservatory of Paris in 1997. The professors she studied under included Georges Pludermacher, François-Frédéric Guy, Jorge Chaminé, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Nicholas Angelich, and Bruno Rigutto. She was unanimously awarded first prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP).  Alongside international recitals with prestigious orchestras, Diluka recorded a series of award-winning records. Her albums include Concerto et pièces lyriques de Edvard Grieg (2007), Romances sans paroles - Variations sérieuses - Fantaisie écossaise. Pieces of Felix Mendelssohn (2009), Monsieur Chopin ou le voyage de la note bleue (2010), Schubert - Des Fragments aux étoiles 12 Ländler D790, Hungarian Melody, Sonata in B flat major D960 (2016) and Beethoven - Complete Works for Cello and Piano with Valentin Erben (2016). Diluka has also recorded works from more modern composers including the album Road 66 (2014) in which she performed compositions by Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, John Cage and John Adams. In 2020, she released Cosmos: Beethoven & Indian Ragas accompanied by Mehboob Nadeem on sitar.