Jaya Suprana

Jaya Suprana, born Liauw Kok Tjiang (born January 27 1949), is an Indonesian composer, pianist, businessman, and television presenter.

Suprana was born in Denpasar, Bali to Lambang and Lily Suprana; he is of Chinese descent but grew up within Javanese culture. He is married to Julia Suprana and has no biological children. He studied music at Musikhochschule Muenster and Folkwanghochsule Essen, West Germany, between 1967 and 1976, and since then has given piano recitals worldwide, as well as composing his own music. He also presents his own national weekly talkshow called the "Jaya Suprana Show".

He has been President Director of PT Jamu Jago, one of Indonesia's largest manufacturers of herbal medicine, since 1983, having worked there as Marketing Director since 1976. Apart from his business and musical activities, he established the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI) on January 27 1990, and is its director. He also founded an orphanage, Panti Asuhan Rotary-Suprana.

Suprana claims a PhD degree in philosophy and social sciences from the unaccredited Pacific Western University. He is the chief commissioner of his family-run medicinal herbs producing firm, PT Jamu Cap Jago, in the Central Java capital of Semarang. [Basrie, K. (April 3, 1997) Jakarta Post "Humorist Jaya Suprana releases book on notorious errors." Features section, page 7.]

He tours with the group Kwartet Punakawan Wedd, Cynthia (August 06, 2006). [http://www.thejakartapost.com/yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20060806.O02 Jaya Suprana takes Brisbane crowd on musical tour.] ]

He promoted Kelirumology - finding facts from false myths, in humorous way.


External links

* [http://www.tokohindonesia.com/ensiklopedi/j/jaya-suprana/index.shtml (id) Jaya Suprana, Si Multitalent Pencetus Kelirumologi]
* [http://www.thejakartapost.com/yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20030404.Q02 Jaya Suprana to bring peace in recital]
* [http://www.muri.org Indonesian museum of records website]
* [http://www.jago.co.id PT Jamu Jago website]
* [http://jayasuprana.blogspot.com JAYA SUPRANA Blogspot]

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