Guest Artists

Central to the group’s success is the presence of master Balinese artists. More than fifty of Bali’s most brilliant performers have joined Gamelan Sekar Jaya as artists-in-residence, for periods ranging from one month to two years. They lead rehearsals and performances, and are featured in workshops, school programs, and lecture-demonstrations.

Current Guest Artists

Coming to the U.S. this Fall!

GSJ’s Founding Teacher Returns!
I Wayan Suweca is a revered senior master of Balinese gamelan, who is known for his powerful drumming style, his subtle intricacy on gamelan gender wayang, and his tremendous charisma as both a performer and as a teacher. He served as senior faculty in the Music Department of ISI, Denpasar for over 25 years and has taught internationally at universities such as UC Berkeley, Yale, Brown, Wesleyan, & Miyagi University (Japan) inspiring generations of young musicians around the world. He has toured to India, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, the United States, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, & Mexico.


Aug 2015 - April 2016

Luh Estiti Andarawati from the village of Banda, began her study of Balinese dance at the young age five with Ketut Sumantra, and has studied with many master dance teachers including Ni Ketut Arini, I Made Keranca, I Wayan Dibia, Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini, I Wayan Budiarsa, I Nyoman Wenten, and many others. She has performed as a solo and featured dancer at venues including Berkeley's Zellerbach hall, Disney's Music Center, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, and in festivals including the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, The Bali Arts Festival, & The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. In addition to frequent touring with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, she returns to Bali each Summer to study traditional repertoire with her master teachers.

Balinese Guest Artists Since 1979  

Our warmest appreciation and respect go to the many Balinese artists who have joined Gamelan Sekar Jaya in California as guest directors of music and dance over the years. These include:

(Not listed here are all the wonderful artists who have taught music and dance to Sekar Jaya during our tours to Bali.) 

Desak Made Suarti Laksmi  
I Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana
I Dewa Putu Berata
I Gede Oka Artha Negara
I Gusti Agung Ayu Warsiki
I Gusti Ayu Srinatih
I Gusti Putu Alit Aryani
I Ketut Gede Asnawa
I Ketut Kodi
I Ketut Partha
I Ketut Wirtawan
I Komang Astita
I Made Arnawa
I Made Sidia
I Made Sija
I Made Subandi
I Made Terip
I Nyoman Catra
I Nyoman Cerita
I Nyoman Kariasa
I Nyoman Sumandhi
I Nyoman Wenten
I Nyoman Windha
I Putu Putrawan
I Wayan Budiarsa
I Wayan Dibia
I Wayan Lendra
I Wayan Rai
I Wayan Sinti
I Wayan Sujana
I Wayan Suweca
I Wayan Tembres
Ida Ayu Diastini
Ida Ayu Sinaryati
Ida Ayu Ketut Suciawani
Ida Bagus Made Widnyana
Ni Ketut Arini
Ni Ketut Suryatini
Ni Made Wiratini
Ni Nyoman Sutiari
Ni Putu Lastini
Ni Wayan Iriani
Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini


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