Shani Diluka

Free Concert Sunday March 25th 2018, 5pm

Shani Diluka

"Revealing", "depth of sound", "winged virtuosity", are all terms that one can read about this interpreter "out of norm" according to the press. At the age of six she was selected by the program established by Princess Grace of Monaco in a specialized program of the Prince Rainier III Academy in the Monaco Principality. Very soon, we note his first engagements: at 9 years his first recital, at 12 playing  in the first part of a concert of Hélène Grimaud. The same year, the conductor Lawrence Foster, impressed by the talent of this young musician, advises and encourages her to continue her studies at the highest level. After brilliant studies and unanimous first prize at the Paris Conservatory of Music, the encounter with Leon Fleisher will guide her career philosophically and definitely.

In the same year, she meets Maria Joao Pires, Menahem Pressler and Murray Perahia, all of whom invited her to work with them. Other decisive encounters followed in 2005, when she joined the very prestigious Lake Como piano Academy presided by Martha Argerich and where only a few pianists are chosen every year in the world.

Shani Diluka is a regular guest at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Salle Pleyel or the Philharmonie de Paris, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Konzerthaus,  at the La Fenice Theater in Venice, at the La Roque d'Anthéron festival (one of the most faithful artists), at the Arsenal of Metz, the Auditoirum of Bordeaux, the International Festival of Menton, Auditorium of Dijon, the Philharmonie of Bucarest, Auditorium of Radio France or in Tokyo where she does the  opening concert of the Folle day, the closing concert of the festival of Verbier, and main pianist of the festival of Zubin Mehta ...
She is alos invited soloist of numerous orchestras - Radio France Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Wurttenberg Orchestra, Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra, Royal Swedish Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Bremen, the Fribürg Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Japan, etc., she collaborates with great conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Vladimir Fedosseyev, Ludovic Morlot, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Kwame Ryan or Gabor Takacs ...
Shani is also a regular partner of renowned ensembles such as the quatuor Ebène, Ysaÿe, Prazak, Modigliani, Belcea quartets, or legendary musicans  like Valentin Erben from the Alban Berg quartet, Teresa Berganza, Michel Portal, or the great Natalie Dessay.
Listening to her time, she collaborates with great composers of today: G.Kurtag, W.Rhim or B.Montovani of which she created "5 pieces in tribute to Paul Klee". She engraved several CD books for the younger generations : Chopin, "Histoire de Babar" with Natalie Dessay, Editions Didier Jeunesse-Hachette, "Babar et le Père Noel" with Natalie Dessay from La Dolce Volta, all three Receiving the praise of the press .

Her solo recordings by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Grieg have won multiple awards (Choc de la musique, RTL d'Or, Choice of Arte, Mezzo, Vogue Japan, 5 Diapason, Gramophone, Fanfare USA, Diapason, Musikzen, Arena Award Japan ...).

Her performances are also regularly broadcasted on international radio stations such as BBC, Radio France, Espace2, ABC Australia, Deutsche Rundfunk, or TV stations ARTE, ORF in Austria,France Télévisions, NHK in Japan, on France 2  TV or Victoires de la musique awards in 2015 and 2017.

Furthermore, she recorded the official recording of the Folle Journée 2014 on the avant-garde music "Road 66" which receives an unprecedented public and critical success. In 2016, her new recording dedicated to Schubert  with the lats Sonata in Bfla D960, collected numerous awards and a double set  CD was dedicated to Shani Diluka by Mirare records. The 2016/2017 season takes her to prestigious venues at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Jeanine Roze production), the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Zubin Mehta Foundation, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Schubertiades in Austria, La Folle Journée Nantes, in Russia and Japan, La Roque d'Anthéron, La Philharmonie de Paris ...