Dinuk Wijeratne

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Dinuk Wijeratne is a conductor, composer and pianist.


Sri Lankan-born Dinuk Wijeratne made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as a conductor, composer and pianist, performing with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.[1] His music contains many non-western influences. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK, and with John Corigliano at Juilliard in New York City.[citation needed] He grew up in Dubai, UAE. Dinuk Wijeratne has been the Music Director for the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra for the past seven seasons (since 2006), and held a 3-year appointment as Conductor-in-Residence with Symphony Nova Scotia.[2]

Notable works[edit]

  • Tsimo! (2012)[3]
  • Tabla Concerto (2011)[4]
  • 'Brazil, January 1, 1502' (2011)[5]
  • Solea di Diomira (2010)[6]
  • Colour Study in Rupaktaal (2007)[7]


  1. ^ "Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra". Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Archived from the original on 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  2. ^ "Dinuk Wijeratne: Biography | Canadian Music Centre | Centre de Musique Canadienne". Musiccentre.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  3. ^ Batstone, Leah (2012-06-14). "WijeratneWorks | New Music Issue | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST". Thecoast.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  4. ^ "Tabla Concerto – Dinuk Wijeratne | The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award". Nsmasterworks.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  5. ^ "Scotia Festival of Music | Highlight Concert 6". Scotiafestival.ns.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-21.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Weekend Guide | Halifax Magazine". Halifaxmag.com. 2010-11-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  7. ^ Friday, June 21, 2013 9:21 AM EDT Facebook Twitter RSS (2007-05-04). "Quebec pianist on the cutting edge | Toronto Star". Thestar.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21.

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