Malinee Peris

Malinee Peris, prize-winner at Warsaw¹s International Chopin Competition, has made numerous concert appearances through the world. She has played with American orchestras, including the Washington National Symphony, the Baltimore and Houston Symphony orchestras, and with orchestras in Europe, Israel and Australia. She has also performed at Avery Fisher Hall in New York¹s Lincoln Center and the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Virginia.

She was invited by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to play at a concert marking the 22nd anniversary of Human Rights Day at the General Assembly of the United Nations, and has appeared in solo recitals in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne and other European cities.

In 1982, Ms. Peris toured China and gave recitals in Beijing, Shanghai and other mainland cities. Following these, were tours of the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia. In 1983 she was invited to play at the Prague Spring Festival.

Ms. Peris¹ work in broadcasting includes radio and television programs recorded for the BBC and ITV as well as for Germany¹s radio and TV network. She has also been a frequent guest on Belgium¹s "Radio Three" program.

Ms. Peris is currently coordinator for Keyboard Studies and teaches as Associate Professor of Music at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She serves on the Board of Directors of the "Dumbarton Concert Series" and reviews concerts for the Washington Post.
In 1993, Ms. Peris was honored by the President of Sri Lanka, with the nation¹s highest award for excellence in the arts- the title of "Kala Keerthi". The Sri Lanka Foundation of America has presented Ms. Peris with a Lifetime Achievement Award in November 2007.

Of Ms. Peris¹recording titled "Ravel and Debussy¹, Luc Van Gool, the classical producer for VRT (Belgian Radio and Television) says "I appreciated especially the musical quality of the playing. Malinee Peris has given a very refined interpretation of this French music. I will broadcast this CD (BR127, 2000) on the Radio Station Klara (the Classic Radio of Flanders), so a lot of Belgian Radio listeners will enjoy the playing by Malinee Peris."

The American Record Guide writes of her CD (BR138, From Portugal to Brazil, 2003), "She plays with a refinement and depth of sonority beyond the grasp of the recent competition."

Other Malinee Peris recordings on Brioso are "From Spain to Mexico"(BR138,
2005) and "Child¹s Garland of Music" (BR154, 2007).

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