Four internationally renowned Sri Lankan musicians to perform for the International Concert Series at Rudolf Steiner Theatre on Saturday, 6 February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:15 (GMT) in London, United Kingdom
The Margosa Ensemble was formed recently by these four internationally renowned Sri Lankan musicians – Mandhira de Saram , leader and founder of the Ligeti Quartet, Ashan Pillai winner of the Rome International Competition, Kausikan Rajeshkumar – Piano, winner the International Franz Liszt Competition in 2009, and Rohan de Saram, one of the world’s most distinguished cellists about whom Luciano Berio wrote”…your sound, your perfect intonation, your phrasing and bowing technique make you a great performer of any music. They launched in 2014 with a full house at the Royal Overseas League in London. Although formed as a piano quartet, it is a flexible ensemble and intends to cover the wide range of genres and styles represented by their founding members from classical works to new composed and improvised music. For this concert they are joined by percussionist Suren de Saram who will feature together with his father Rohan in an improvisation based on the drum rhythms and folk music of Sri Lanka.
Piano Quartet in G minor K478 – Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
“Urgent Prayer & Dancing God” Op.123 – Gregers BRINCH
Improvisation for Cello and Percussion – Rohan and Surende SARAM
Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.15 – Gabriel FAURE