Danushka Edirisinghe

Danushka started learning the cello at the age of 6 and in 2017, began studying at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music with Ben Davies. In 2019 he gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Great Britain before becoming the principal cellist of NYO 2020 and 2021. He performed in concerts all over the UK with NYO, including at the BBC Proms, as well as a concert in the Konzerthaus Berlin. Danushka is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Hannah Roberts with a full tuition fee scholarship sponsored by ABRSM. In his first year at RAM he won the May Mukle/Douglas Cameron Cello Prize. In his time at RAM he has enjoyed being a part of many chamber music and orchestral concerts, having led the cello section of both the Academy Chamber and Symphony Orchestra.