| May Htoo|
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
| Maung Maung Zaw Htet|
4 June 1974 (age 42) (1974-06-04) Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar
conductor, composer, vocalist, music director
Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards
The Old River, Race Of Catching The Moon, Music And I, Do You Have A Guitar?
University of Culture, Yangon, Tokyo University of the Arts
Ni Ni Khin Zaw, Lay Phyu, Sai Sai Kham Leng
Diramore (Burmese: ဓီရာမိုရ်; born Maung Maung Zaw Htet; born 4 June 1974) is a Burmese musician and professor of music at the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon.
Diramore was born on 4 June 1974. He graduated from National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon (NUAC) and completed his master's degree, specialized in music composition, from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
After graduating, Diramore produced his debut album named Guitar Shi Lar (Do You Have a Guitar?) in 2000 while working as a tutor at the NUAC. His second album, Kyun Taw Nae Gi Ta (Music and I), produced in 2007, became a success among the audience in Myanmar. His third album, Lamin Phan Pwel (Race of Catching the Moon), came in 2011, and fourth album, Myit O Gyi (The Old River) consolidated his success.
Along with the Japanese music production company Airplane Labels, Diramore produced a series of collections of Myanmar traditional, old and rare music, performed anew by famous modern singers and players. A project, called The Beauty of Tradition, started with the first collection, 100 Myanmar Classical Songs. Some nat (spirit) songs and others have already been distributed in Japan.
He has arranged many concerts for local and international musicians, and was appointed musical director for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and the 2014 ASEAN Para Games, and conducted music at the 2014 ASEAN Summit in Naypyidaw.
He works as a conductor, composer, vocalist, and professor and head of Music Department at National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon. He is the musical director of his own orchestra, Gita Gabyar. On February 5, 2016, Diramore and students from National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon staged Orchestra Music Showcase in combination with Myanmar traditional orchestra and western music at the National Theatre of Yangon.
Diramore won Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards for Best Theme Music of 2009 with the film Zaw-Ka Ka Nay Thi.
As a vocalist, Diramore has released four solo albums.Do You Have A Guitar? - Guitar Shi Larr (2000)
Music And I - Kyanaw nae Gita (2008)
Race Of Catching The Moon - La Min Phan Pwe (2012)
The Old River - Myit O Gyi (2016)
Diramore married to May Htoo, together they have a daughter and a son.