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de Saram in Concert vol.2


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de Saram in Concert vol.I


English Music for Oboe
English Music for Oboe


Toshio Hosokawa CD
Toshio Hosokawa


Christian Wolff CD
Christian Wolff


Harmonic Labyrinth CD Cover
Harmonic Labyrinth


Berio Complete Sequenzas CD Cover
Berio
Complete Sequenzas


Interpretenportrait CD Cover
Interpretenportrait


Watersmeet CD Cover
Watersmeet


Prabhanda And Ragamalas CD Cover
Prabhanda
And
Ragamalas


Innovative Music Meeting CD Cover
The Innovative
Music Meeting


Britten Cello Suitesg CD Cover
Britten Cello Suites


Xenakis Epicycless CD Cover
Xenakis Epicycles


Pousseur CD Cover
Henri Pousseur


Kagel CD Cover
Mauricio Kagel


Feldman CD Cover
Morton Feldman


Dillon CD Cover
James Dillon
Rohan de Saram
Biography



International Virtuoso
"Dazzling technical wizadry" - Sydney Telegraph.
"de Saram is a Cello Phenomenon, one of the greatest cellists of our time" - Kolnische Rundshau.
"...that prince of cellists" - Publicity for Brisbane concert, May 15 2013.

Rohan has performed with the major orchestras of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and the former Soviet Union with conductors such as John Barbirolli, Adrian Boult, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa and William Steinberg, as well as with composers conducting their own works such as Luciano Berio. After the UK premiere of Il Ritorno degli Snovidenia for cello and orchestra Berio said of him: "Your performance of Ritorno is splendid, but besides Ritorno, your sound, your perfect intonation, your phrasing and bowing technique, make you a great performer of any music." As a result Berio wrote for him his final Sequenza, no XIV, for solo cello which, as a tribute to Rohan, includes large sections based on the rhythms of the Kandyan drum of Sri Lanka, an instrument which Rohan himself has played since his childhood in Sri Lanka.

Rohan has worked with Kodaly, Shostakovich, Poulenc and Walton, as well as more recently with many leading contemporary composers such as Pousseur, Xenakis and Berio who have, amongst others, written works for him. His numerous recordings include Vivaldi's Sonatas, Rubbra's Soliloquy for cello and orchestra, Britten's Cello Suites Nos 1-3, John Mayer's Ragamalas & Prabhanda, Xenakis' Kottos and Carter's Figment I and II. Feldman's Trio (Mode Records) appeared in 2009. Rohan's recordings of Berio's Sequenza XIV were released by Mode in April 2006 and by Edition Zeitklang (also including works by Xenakis, Carter, B. A. Zimmermann, Ruzicka, Gelhaar, Pröve and Steinke) in 2010, while 2011 has witnessed release of Harmonic Labyrinth and the first of two volumes of de Saram in Concert

On 15th December 2004 the University of Peradeniya conferred on Rohan the degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa.. A year later, in December 2005 he received the Deshamaniya, a national honour of Sri Lanka, presented by the President.

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