Sri Hanuraga Trio feat Dira Sugandi

Sri “Aga” Hanuraga moved to Amsterdam from Jakarta, Indonesia to broaden his musical horizons. Since his father is a classical guitar player, Aga naturally showed more interest to the guitar during his early childhood and took lessons from his father. He moved to Amsterdam to study Jazz piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In April 2006 he won the soloist prize at the East of Eastern Jazz Festival in Nijmegen. In January 2009 he won the second prize in the YPF Jazz Piano Competition (with jury such as Jacky Terrason, John Taylor, Antonio Farao, Enrico Pieranunzi and Bobo Stenson)

In February 2010 his trio “Animated” was chosen to play at the Dutch Jazz Day in May 2010 and his composition was chosen to be released on a CD called “The Best Of Jazz Day”. In 2011, he was awarded with the “The Indonesian Young Talent Award” by the Java Jazz Festival. Soon after that, he won The European Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2011 for the category “Best Band” with the Daniel Master Quartet. In June 2011 he graduated summa cum laude (10 with distinction) from the master program in Jazz piano performance at The Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

In 2012 Sri awarded the 3rd prize at the Hoeilaart Jazz Competition with the Philip Czarnecki Quintet. With the NY Quartet Sri has performed in Korea at the 2012 Jarasum showcase program (Jara-sum Int.Jazz Festival, EBS TV station, LIG Hall). His composition ,Spyros The Dragon was nominated for ICEMA best jazz composition.Since his stay in Europe he has been performing in Paris, Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Poland , South Korea, North Korea and Romania. In December 2013, the dutch jazz magazine Jazzism awarded saxophonist Giulia Barba's debut album The Angry St.Bernard, where Aga is playing in, top 2013 Jazz CD.

In 2015, singer Dira Sugandi and Aga was asked to represent Indonesian delegation at the Museumseferfest Festival in Frankfurt, they were asked to perform Indonesian national and traditional songs in a fresh and more uptodate manner. Together with drummer Elfa Zulham, Sri worked out some arrangements for some Indonesian traditional and national songs. The performance of these arrangements was received incredibly well by the public in Frankfurt.

And following the success of his Trio and the performances back in Frankfurt, in June 2016, they recorded an album entitled “Sri Hanuraga Trio. Ft Dira Sugandi – Indonesia Volume I” which just released this August, 2016. And in this year 2016, Aga has just got awarded The Best Jazz Instrumental Artist at AMI Awards 19th in Jakarta, Indonesia.