Pradeep Ratnayake, Head, Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Performing Arts and Masahiko Satoh, distinguished Jazz pianist from Japan, will be performing at the 2015 Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival held in Korea on Saturday the 10th of October.
The 2012 Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival has been chosen as one of ’25 of the Best World Music Festivals’ by Songlines, the professional British world music magazine, which means that it is becoming a world-level festival beyond that of Jeollabuk-do, or Korea.
Pradeep Ratnayake has also been invited by the organizers to do a workshop on the sitar and his work with Sri Lankan folk music at this world famous music festival.
The duo will also be giving a concert for the EBS (Education Broadcast System), showcasing the unique coming together of the sitar and the piano.
They performed recently in Japan and in Sri Lanka to mark the launch of their first album together, Serendip. The enormously successful concert at the Lionel Wendt theater in Sri Lanka was presented by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura