Suhirdjan gamelans have revolutionised the teaching of gamelan across the UK, enabling the instruments to be made available to hundreds of thousands of children over the years. Many of those children have gone on to grow to love the arts and culture of Indonesia, and travelling across the world to visit the hometown of their gamelan.
Suhirdjan’s passing is a great loss on so many levels, but his legacy will live on around the world for an ever increasing number of people in the musical enjoyment and educational experience of playing a Suhirdjan gamelan.
Nov. 19, 2012
friends and gamelan aficionados in Indonesia and abroad. His great talent and sensitivity, accompanied with genuine humility, will always be an object lesson and something for me to emulate. Hardja Susilo
Jan 5, 2013
July 18, 2013