iSrilankan-Londoners: 13 Nov St.Martin-in-the-Fields with Tanya Ekanayaka

Tanya is back and will be performing at St-Martin-in-the-Fields the world renowned recital venue on 13 Nov in a few days.

Back in 2010, Tanya Ekanayake  was the first Sri Lankan pianist to be invited to give a solo piano recital in the ‘Pianists of the World’ series at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields. This was in 2010.

One of the oldest recital series of St Martin-in-the-Fields having been founded by the legendary Dame Myra Hess, Tanya’s programme concluded with the world première of her composition ‘Adahas: of Wings of Roots’ which was the first composition by a Sri Lankan to be performed at this venue.

Click play, listen to Adahas: Of Wings of Roots and be enchanted !!

For more on Tanya, our very own Peradeniya graduate read the related stories below.

Music, healing and sincerity: A few insights for those who wish to engage

I didn’t know Tanya when I published  sometime ago about her event at the Kennedy Center. I didn’t know of sjc87initiative the organisation that invited Tanya to the North until I engaged with Australian Diaspora when  I published about a refugee Ranjini in Australia. Now I know both and decided to get their input on the event, how it took place and what we can learn about engaging with the war-affected children in post-war Sri Lanka by the Diaspora. [Read more…]

Tanya Ekanayaka: The first Sri Lankan to perform her own composition for the Piano at the John F. Kennedy Centre

 

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Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka debuts in the USA in a Millenium Stage Performace at the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.

The first Sri Lankan to perform her own composition for Piano at this venue, Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka is a heady mix of musicology and linguistics. [Read more…]