About me I am a founder and co-director of Musicmatters, an institution in Colombo dedicated to innovative music-making and creative music education. Having grown up in Sri Lanka, I pursued higher studies in the USA, graduating from New York University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance and Composition. I am currently a student of Ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia.
As a musician, I am interested in understanding various musical styles in their historical performance contexts, and using this knowledge to bring a fresh perspective to contemporary performance. This approach has influenced my work as a collaborative pianist and conductor (of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka, and the vocal ensembles The Old Joes Choir and Contempo), and with the quintet Båliphonics, which experiments with Sri Lankan ritual music.
My discography includes two albums of Brazilian classical music recorded with flutist Celina Charlier, two albums of original fusion music recorded with the band Thriloka, an album with Båliphonics and Serendib Sorcerers, and the solo piano album ‘Global Rhythms Reimagined’.