AHindustani Violin recital by renowned violinist Dr. Somasiri Illesinghe and his disciples will be held on October 20 at 6pm at the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) Auditorium, 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.
Dr. Illesinghe obtained his Visharada degree from the Bhatkhande University, Lucknow, India and has been trained under eminent guru Prof.G.N.Goswamy. Dr. Illesinghe has served in the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation from 1966 to 1982 and at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from 1982 to 1999 and retired as the Director of Music. Presently he is on the advisory board of TAMASHA - A Sri Lankan organization promoting classical music. Dr. Illesinghe has presented several solo performances in Sri Lanka and abroad including a performance in March 2005 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. He was awarded doctorate from University of Visual and Performing Arts.Dr. Illesinghe has been teaching Violin since 1999 at the ICC. All are cordially invited.