Born Nov. 7, 1976 in Monaco.
"Revealing a profound sound, and a soaring virtuosity" are some of the words used to describe this artist. Discovered at the age of 6 years by a program initiated by Princess Grace of Monaco for gifted children,shewas admitted to a specialized class at the Academy Prince Rainier III. She gave her first public recital at the age of 9 and at 10 years a report on her talents were telecast by the French channel The FR2. At the age of 12 she appeared on the first half of a concert with Helen Grimaud at the Acropolis in Nice. The same year she benefitted from the precious advise and encouragements from Mr. Lawrence Foster. At the age of 16 she performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo.
She obtains the final Diploma "The Premier Prix", in «Unanimity and first named» at The Superior National Conservatory of MusicParis and enters the Soloist cycle. Her meeting with the great pianist Leon Fleisherwas a definite turning point in her already promising career.
Shani Diluka was soon to receive a number of distinctions and successes.. Her recording of Mozart by France Music was chosen to be aired on 150 International Radios world wide for the Commeration of Mozat's 150th Anniversary, (such as the B.B.C., A.B.C. of Australia, Deutsche Rundfunk, OSR Suiss) etc…She further studied with Maria Joao Pires and Murray Perahia. Once again theseGreat Stars of Classics, impressed by her talents invited herto workwith them.She is also regularly adviced by Marie Françoise Bucquet and Jorge Chaminé.The results of these important encounters, were confirmed when in 2005 she was chosen to the prestigious International Piano Foundation of Lake Como, presided by Martha Argerich, where only 6 pianists are chosen world wide each year.
Shani Diluka has given critically acclaimed solo recitals at such renowned venues such as the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel, Cite de la Musique, Olympia inParis, or The festival "La Roque D'Antheron" where she is a regular performer, Theater of Fenice in Venice, Davos Festival, The Festival Bellerive in Geneva as well as at the The Arsenal of Metz, The Grand Theater season of Bordeaux, Chopin Bagatelles international festival, Zubin Mehta’s festival n Mumbai, Salle Garnier in Monaco, etc..
She has also performed as a Soloistwith a number of reknown Orchestra's, such as The Orchestra Philharmonic of Radio France,the Sinfonia Varsovia, The Orchestra Philharmonic of MontedCarlo, The Württemberg Orchestra, Swedish Royal Orchestra, The Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra National of Bordeaux Aquitaine.. and under such well known Conductors as Lawrence Foster,Vladimir Fedosseiev, Ludovic Morlot, Eivind Guilberg Jensen, Peter Csaba, Kwame Ryan, Ruben Gazarian, Marco Guidarini or Andrew Menze…
As a Chamber Musician she has collaborated with great formations such as Prazak Quartet, Ysaye Quartet, Ebene Quartet, Valentin Erben of the Alban Berg Quartet, or with the legendary Teresa Berganza and Natalie Dessay… The talents of Shani Diluka expresses both on Stage and on Discs. In 2007 her first recording (Mirare/Hamonia Mundi) on Grieg's Concerto and Lyrical Pieces, received the highest of distinctions : "The Choc de la Monde De La Musique", "Gold from RTL" , Chosen as "The Disc of the Month" by ARTE, 5/5 from Diapason and 4 Stars from the German Magazine Bayern 4.
Her second recording on Mendelssohn, "Songs without words" further confirmed her talents by obtaining the coveted "Choc De La Monde De La Musique"again, The "Selection Mezzo", " The Best selection Disc of the Year" fromARTE, 5/5 from Diapason, and "10/10" by the very exigent "Classic Today". Further confirming her talents were the 5 consecutive discs produced in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011 the " Best Of Roque D'Antheron" along side such great stars as Boris Berezovsky, Brigitte Engerer, Nicolas Angelich...
Her last recording (april 2011) of the Complete Beethoven concertos (Mirare/Harmonia Mundi), under the direction of Kwame Ryan, and the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine received unanimous success from review such as Gramophone,Fanfare USA, Diapason, Musiczen, etc…The two next volumes of Beethoven concertos will be released next Season 22013, bringing Shani Diluka to the The Musicales D'Orient festival (as guest pianist around the Berg quartet members), to Japan Folle Journée, collaborations with Ebene Quartet, Sayaka Shoji, Belcea quartet, Prazak quartet recording with the great Natalie Dessay for the Poulenc year.
Shani Diluka will be also recording in 2013 the complete Beethoven cello Sonatas with the mythical cellist of the BERG quartet: Valentin Erben.