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Jakarta Post

Dian HP for the love of children

  • Triwik Kurniasari


JAKARTA   /   Sun, January 17 2010   /  03:07 pm

Dian HP has made a name for herself as a music arranger and illustrator. But even with an exciting new musical project on the go, this 44-year-old still has time to share the joy of music with children with Down syndrome. At the age of two, Dian Hadipranowo, known as Dian HP, liked to have meals near the piano in her parent's home so she could tap away at the piano keys, trying to play songs. And she really enjoyed the soothing sounds of the piano. She would refuse to eat if she was not around the instrument. Since then, music has always been a part of Dian's life, and she became increasingly involved with music while she was in elementary school in Germany. "The head of the school always encouraged us to play music. I later began learning how to play the piano," she said. Dian had an opportunity to learn piano from several accomplished pianists, including Her Sc...