Dinuk Wijeratne was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Dubai, and studied composition around the world, from London to Julliard in New York. He now makes his home in Canada and is completing his doctoral studies in Toronto with Christos Hatzis, whose music NZTrio has also performed in a piece called Old Photographs.
He’s also a conductor and pianist, and has performed with the extremely diverse group, the Silk Road Ensemble.
In his 2013 'Love Triangle' he brings these multi-cultural flavours together. There’s an underlying rhythmic pattern inspired by Indian Classical music combined with Middle-Eastern inspired melodies. The members of NZTrio also each get a chance to improvise before Wijeratne brings the entire work to an energetic conclusion.