Sujeeva Hapugalle has been highly acclaimed for her versatile presentations of wide ranging repertoire, rare artistry, pianism and communication in performance earning a special affinity with her audiences.
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Sujeeva Hapugalle has been highly acclaimed for her versatile presentations of wide ranging repertoire, rare artistry, pianism and communication in performance earning a special affinity with her audiences. Her work as Solo Recitalist, Concerto Artiste and Lecture Recitalist has taken her to Europe, North America and South East Asia - often combined with Master Classes.
Her stylistic repertoire embraces Classical, Romantic and Impressionistic music to virtuoso piano transcriptions.
Sujeeva studied at the Royal College of Music, London after winning the sole scholarship awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music to the South East Asian region of Hong Kong, India and Sri Lanka. She continued her Post graduate Studies with further scholarships from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, the Royal College of Music Napper Award and the President's Award - Sri Lanka.
She was a major prize winner at the Royal College of Music and has been the recipient of several prizes and awards at National and International Competitions in the UK.
Sujeeva has broadcast on Classic FM (UK) and BBC Television. Piano Concertos Performed include the Grieg, Tchaikovsky No. 1, Rachmaninov No. 2, Beethoven No. 5, Saint-Saens No. 2 and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
As Guest Entertainer aboard the Cruise ship Crystal Harmony, her solo performances have received unfailing standing ovations .... resulting in further engagements also commissioned by guests.
Sujeeva recently released a recording made at St John's Smith Square, London of a selection of compositions by Chopin, including the Ballade No. 1, Scherzo No. 2 and the Sonata No. 3.
She has also released another recording of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Godowsky, Albeniz and Lecuono - in the Autumn of 2002.
Sujeeva Hapugalle is a Steinway Artiste.