cThe young girl showed extraordinary talent on the piano and her hard work paid off. At the age of 9, she gave her first recital and at 12 she opened for Hélène Grimaud in Nice.
At the age of six, the young girl was accepted onto the programme created by the Princess Grace Foundation for children with special musical talent. Later, she studied at the Prince Rainier III Academy. She received the Academy’s first prize thanks to the teaching of Dubravka Kovacevich, herself a graduate of the school of Dimitri Bashkirov.
She is the only pianist from the Indian continent to enter the Paris Conservatoire, winning the 1st prize with the unanimity of the jury.
Music has become my identity, because it has no ethnicity, no religion, no colour, it has become what I used to be.
An “outstanding” performer (Figaro) with “winged virtuosity” (Classica), “one of the greatest of her generation” (Piano Magazine). Her performances are regularly broadcast on the BBC and Radio France.
Playing in venues such as the Ravinia Festival Chicago, Verbier Festival, Philharmonie de Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tokyo Forum, La Fenice in Venice, Brazil Sala Sao Paulo, Salzburg Mozarteum and even the Vienna Konzerthaus, Shani Diluka bridges the gap between East and West, between her piano and poetry writing. She is the author of a collection of poems entitled “Canopies”.