- Chamber Music
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Collaborations with Itzhak Perlman, Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Anne Akiko Meyers, Kurt Nikkanen, Gil Shaham, Kyoko Takazawa, Vadim Repin, and Midori. Performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, 92nd St. Y, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Philadelphia Academy of Music, Ambassador Theater, Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Suntory Hall, and La Scala. Festivals: Aspen, Interlochen, Manchester, Ravinia, Schleswig-Holstein, Pacific, Wellington. Best Accompanist special prize, ninth International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. Performances: White House for President Bush and Queen Elizabeth, 2007; with Perlman for President Obama and Shimon Peres, 2012; The Tonight Show with Midori; and on WQXR, WNYC, WNCN, Berlin Radio, Japan's NHK, CNN's Showbiz Today, Millenium Grammy's 2000. Recordings: DGG, CBS/Sony Classical, Collins Classics, BMG.
Degrees and Studies
BM, MM, The Juilliard School; piano with Martin Canin, chamber music with Felix Galimir. Assoc. degree, Royal Academy of London, 1992. Recipient, First President's Fund scholarship, Sri Lanka, to study at Juilliard. Piano with Hamish Milne, Royal Academy of Music, 1975-81.