Beauty in the Key of Shani ft. Pianist Shani Diluka

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Shani Diluka was born in Monaco to Sri Lankan parents. At the age of 6, she was chosen to participate in a special program for talented young musicians, sponsored by Princess Grace Kelly. The experience allowed her to become immersed in the world of classical music and to say that she hasn’t looked back would be an understatement.

In this conversation, we explore Ms. Diluka’s musical education, her relationship with the vast heritage of western composers, but her recent exploration of how her Sri Lankan roots might find resonance with her classical background.