Dinuk Wijeratne: July 2010 Archives

Dinuk Wijeratne

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

A truly versatile artist, Sri Lankan-born Dinuk Wijeratne divides his time between composing, conducting, and piano performance. Dinuk made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as a conductor, composer and pianist, performing with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. A second Carnegie appearance followed in 2009, alongside tabla legend Zakir Hussain. Dinuk has composed specially for almost all of the artists and ensembles with whom he has performed; to name a few: Tim Garland, John Dankworth, Nikki Iles, Julian Arg├╝elles, Victor Mendoza, Ed Thigpen, Pandit Ramesh Misra, Adrian Spillett, David Jalbert, Kevork Mourad, Mayookh Bhaumik, Christina Courtin, MIR, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, 4-Mality Percussion Quartet, the NY Kathak Ensemble, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Onelight Theatre, and Symphony Nova Scotia.

Dinuk's favourite Album

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The musician Dinuk most admires

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The turning point when Dinuk decided to be a musician

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Dinuk's most memorable musical experience

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Dinuk's most memorable concert

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