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Dinushka Jayawickreme

Dinushka Jayawickreme

Dinushka is an English (Hons) graduate of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music London. She has been a senior Vocal Coach at the Soul Sounds Academy since 2007 and is a Programme Officer at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies as well.

Dinushka began singing at the age of six with the Merry Ann Singers, and was adjudged first runner-up in the Under 16 Solo Category, at the 58th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, UK in 2004. She was also awarded an honourable mention at the seventh Biennial Concerto Competition organized by the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka in the vocal category in 2006 for which she was trained by Soundarie David Rodrigo. Subsequently, she was featured as a soloist at the Young Soloists Concert organized by the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka in 2010 and 2016. She was also the soprano soloist at the St. John Passion, which was performed at the Sri Lankan Choral Week in 2015, as well as the performance of Schubert’s Mass in G at the Musica Sacra Choral Mass held in February 2018.

She is a founder member and soloist of Soul Sounds and has been one of its lead soloists for local concerts, as well as international concerts and competitions. She was also the Assistant Director and Conductor of the Soul Sounds Academy Choirs who competed at the 64th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, in July 2010 and the Children’s Choir that won a gold medal at the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games, in October 2017. Dinushka is an ardent theatre lover and is a member of The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka, directed by Jerome L. de Silva.

Music is food for the soul and it is through music that you can touch someone’s heart or even change their life. Being a part of Soul Sounds has provided me with many life experiences that I will cherish forever.”

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