Danushka Edirisinge is the latest awardee of our fine Lindsay cello.
Danushka says his mission is to become a professional cellist, perform as a soloist nationally and internationally and to contribute to society through his passion and commitment to music.
Danushka is ABRSM – Cello Grade–8 Distinction (2017), Piano Grade 8 Distinction (2016), and received distinctions for all grades for both instruments).
His successes include:
- Membership of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Great Britain 2019.
- Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department, Intermediate Cello Prize, 2018.
- Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department, Music Scholarship 2017-date (Cello).
- ABRSM Silver Award, Grade 8, Piano, 2016.
- A number of first place awards and trophies at Derby Festival of Music, Rotary Young Musician regional rounds 2010-2015).
- Member of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra (NYCO) 2018.
- Member of the Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department, 2018 – date
- Member (Principal Cellist) of the Loughborough Endowed Schools, Symphony Orchestra, 2014 -date.
- Performances at Royal Albert Hall, De Montfort Hall Leicester, Royal Academy.
- Organiser of Young Musician’s Showcase 2018, Loughborough in aid of the charity Papyrus.
Example Cello Repertoire:
- Bach – Cello Suite No. 1 and No.2
- Beethoven – 12 Variations on ‘See, the conqu’ring Hero Comes’
- Beethoven – Piano and Cello Sonata in G minor
- Bruch – Kol Nidre
- Faure – Elegie
- Popper – Hungarian Rhapsody
- Rachmaninoff – Vocalise
- Elgar – Cello Concerto
- Shostakovich – Piano and Cello Sonata in D minor
- Ginastera – Pampeana No. 2