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theartsdesk from Colombo: A Pianist of the World

A Sri Lankan pianist uses linguistics to create music

Tanya Ekanayaka: One of Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent concert pianists

Since winning the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka Concerto Competition at the tender (and record-setting) age of 16, Tanya Ekanayaka has become one of Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent concert pianists. Last month she was the first from her country ever to appear in the long-running Pianists of the World series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, with a programme featuring Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and her own improvised composition, Adahas: of Wings of Roots.

Since winning the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka Concerto Competition at the tender (and record-setting) age of 16, Tanya Ekanayaka has become one of Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent concert pianists. Last month she was the first from her country ever to appear in the long-running Pianists of the World series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, with a programme featuring Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and her own improvised composition, Adahas: of Wings of Roots.

I have absolutely no idea what’s going to come out of my hands. Yesterday I found myself playing something, and then someone knocked on the door, and it was gone

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LOL "Sri Lankan" hip hop, says the girl with a piano bred on a culture of colonialism......

forgive me for a slow question, but I beg you, what's so funny about this?

I attended this concert at St Martin-In-The-Fields and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful performance from Ms Ekanayaka, who is clearly a great asset, both to her native Sri Lanka and to The University of Edinburgh. I wish her well.

Classic...and if i may say so.... she must be very cultured...glad she didnt lose it. prim and proper what the Sri Lanka is almost losing. music is a beautiful language and is very expressive touches the heart if the proper notations are observed and played accordingly...instead of the bang! bang!

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