23-27 April 2019

Guests Artists

TAMIR AKTA - ISRAEL

Tamir Akta, is a graduate of the Talma Yelin school of arts, a recipient of the America Israel cultural Foundation scholarship 1987-1995, and winner of the 1991 Interlaken Classics Competition. He was also principal trumpet and soloist with the young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Tamir completed his academic training in the Paris Conservatory, in the trumpet class of the master Guy Touvron – one of the world’s greatest trumpet players and an especially sensitive musician. His extended stay in Paris included many concert performances and competition prizes such as the Selmer Trumpet Competition, the young soloist Trumpet competition, concerts and many chamber music festivals all over Europe as well as official performances for the Israeli Embassy in Paris and Israeli consulates around Europe. Since his return to Israel, he has performed extensively as soloist, in chamber music concerts, orchestras and festivals all over the world. Musical education is close to his heart. He views it as calling and an obligation to train the next generation of musician in Israel. In addition to his performing schedule and composing projects, Tamir teaches trumpet and supervises an elementary school music education project in Raanana. As a composer, Tamir’s has been writing for many years and performing his own works in the concert halls of Israel and Europe.

Hrvoje Pintaric - CROATIA

Hrvoje Pintarić, native of Bjelovar, Croatia, is a graduate of the Zagreb Music Academy where he studied with with Stjepan Mateić, principal horn of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.  He continued his studies in Prague under the tutelage of Zdeněk Tylšar, the renowned principal horn of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.  While pursuing his studies he was a member of the Croatian National Army Orchestra, following which he was named principal horn of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, a post he occupied from 1997 to 2004.  He toured extensively in Europe with this orchestra and was often featured as soloist.  He is a founding member of the well known Croatian brass quintet Simply Brass.  He regularly performs concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in Croatia as well as in the United States (most notably Lincoln Center in New York, Spain, Austria, Montenegro and Canada.  Since 2004 he is associate principal horn with the Croatian National Opera Orchestra, a post he occupies to this day. Mr. Pintarić, is a Dieter Otto Horns artist and performs on their instruments exclusively.

DORIAN CENE - ALBANIA

Dorian Çene was born in Gjirokstra in 1980. Being born in a family where music was always present, since his father was an orchestra conductor, provided the easy way to start with piano lessons at the age of  6 years old. After graduation at his native city gymnasium “Asim Zeneli”, he won the competition to enter the Academy of Arts (now University of the Arts) and start his studies in the composition class of Prof. Aleksandër Peçi. In 2002 he graduated with honors composing as a diploma work a Symphonic Poem for large orchestra which was than the only piece to be chosen for performance by the Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Bujar Llapaj After his graduation he specializes in Rome with Prof. Edgar Alandia in Composizione e Analizi Musicali 2004-2005 where his diploma was evaluated with the maximum of the votes (110/110). He also attended several master-class-es and workshops with some of the most renowned composers and composition professor as with Prof.G.Kolarovski, Prof.E.Gaudibert, Prof.J.Wolrich,  Prof.K.Schwoon, Prof.A.Radvilovitch in Orid, Macedonia (2000-organized by the Performing Arts Center-Multimedia, Ohrid), Prof. Erich Urbaner in Vienna (2001-organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna,  Prof. Wolfgang  Hufschmidt  in Tirana (2003-organized by the “Miqtë e Muzikës” Association Tirana), Prof. Klaus Huber in Berlin (2003-organized by the Buckower Kunst und Kulturförderverein). His artistic career started as he was a student and his works have been evaluated with several prizes as the  Third prize at the „ Çesk Zadeja“ new composers competition, Tirana, Special prize of the foundation „Dhora Leka“,Second prize at the „ Çesk Zadeja“ new composers competition, Tirana. Dorian Çene has composed from those for solo instruments to pieces for large symphonic orchestra. His music has been performed in Albania and abroad as in USA, Germany, Austria, Italy, Australia, Spain, Macedonia, Kosovo etc. Since 2004 he has been teaching at the University of the Arts-Music Faculty and since 2015 he holds the position of the Head of the Department of Composition, Musicology, Conducting and Music Pedagogy.

Jurgen Albarjami - ALBANIA

Was born in Elbasan on 07.08.1993. He started his studies at the Onufri music school in Elbasan in 2000, in the violin instrument. Then in 2009 he started his trombone lessons, continuing from 2013 at the University of Arts in the class of Romeo Manes. During this period he has participated in various masterclasses and has been part of various orchestras where can be mentioned the orchestra of Uart, Orkestra e Tkob, Symphonic orchestra of Rtsh, Albanian Youth Orchestra, Wind orchestra ‘Aferdita’ and Orchestra ‘Ibrahim Madhi ‘.

Albanian Brass Ensemble

It is created by famous artists in Albanian. They are very important at the respective Institution where they develop their artistic activity like in: National Opera House Orchestra, Radio Television Orchestra, Pedagogues at University of Arts, Army Orchestra.  They reason why they create these ensemble is to unify the Brass Clasess in Albania, to increase the artistic level in general and also to give to the public a profesional inerpretation sharing Albanian and foreing music acros the world.

Enis Mullaj - ALBANIA

Enis Mullaj është autor këngësh shumë i njohur. Enis Mullaj diplomohet per kompozicion me prof. Aleksander Peci me mesatare maksimale ne ish-Akademine e Arteve Tirane , sot Universiteti i Arteve. Ka ndjekur dhe eshte diplomuar ne Master i Nivelit te Dyte. Menjehere pas diplomimit fillon te jap mesim ne Universitetin e Arteve ne lenden e Orkestracionit dhe Instrumentacionit. Njekohesisht eshte Titullar i lendes se Harmonise ne Akademine e Arteve Procesin e mesimdhenies e ushtron edhe si pedagog i Kompozicionit dhe Orkestracionit ne “MUZA“ Production Academy. Gjithashtu eshte pjestar i shtepise se Produksionit Muzikor “MUZA” House Recording dhe “MUZA” Production Company. Prodhimtari e gjere ne tregun Shqipfoles, Kosove, Maqedoni, Mal i Zi me kengetaret me ne ze te momentit. Krijimtari ne te gjitha gjinite muzikore: Muzike Klasike; Muzike e Lehte; Muzike Popullore; Muzike per Teater ; Muzike per Musical, Muzike per reklama etj… Persa i perket Muzikes Klasike eshte nga te vetmit kompozitor shqiptar ne moshen e tij mjaft te re duke shkruar dy Simfoni te vleresuara maksimalisht brenda edhe jashte vendit. Ndersa ne muziken e lehte eshte kompozitor dhe producent ne Studio Prodhimi “MUZA“ House Recording dhe ne bashkepunim te vazhdueshem me producentin e mirenjohur Sokol Marsi . Pjesemarres i vazhdueshem me Produksione ne Konkurse Muzikore dhe Festivale Muzikore Kombetare dhe Nderkombetare si psh. Festivali i Kenges ne RTSH, Kenga Magjike, Top Fest ,Perform Fest, Ton De Leew, etj.  Bashkepunime ne produksione me kengetare te Muzikes se Lehte si: Marsida Saraci, Nita Latifi, Mariza Ikonomi, Olta Boka, Kejsi Tola, Alban Skenderaj, Miriam Cani, Arber Arapi, Grupi Na, Revolt Klan, Rezarta Smaja, Graciela Pashaj, Denisa Gjezo, Adela Bezhani, Kozma Dushi etj. Gjithashtu me kengetare te Muzikes Popullore si :Bujar Qamili, Artiola Toska, Shyhrete Behluli, Aferdita Demaku, Hysni Alushi, Poni etj.

Ergis Spahiu - ALBANIA

Ergis Spahiu, born in Berat on December 12, 1993, began piano studies at the age of 6 at the music school “Ajet Xhindole” where he studied for 12 years and gave several concerts as a pianist. In 2012 he earned the right to Bachelor studies at the University of Arts, for composition with professor Prof.Aleksander Peçi. During these three years, he has not been missing any scene as a young instrumentalist and composer. Some of his compositions performed in public are: Trio violin / cello / piano – ‘Arrow’s structure”, “Thunderstorm’, and others. In 2015, he graduated Bachelor studies at the maximum level with symphony orchestra ‘Berat Legend’, and he earned the right to Master studies at the University of Arts. In May of 2016, at the Masterclass of the well-known Australian composer Alan Holley, he is highly appreciated and had taken an invitation to compose a show that would be exhibit in Sydney Australia. During the two years of Master he continued on the public scene as a composer. Some of the concerts during the two years of Master 2015-2017 are: -Film music “Drama Student”, “Sigis” -Duo for clarinet and cello (in Sydney / Australia) -Theater music and pianist “Metamorphosis” Franz Kafka, and others. In July 2018 he finished his two years of Master studies and continued his career as a composer and pianist in the scenes of the Australian and Albanian public.

ISMET VEJSELI - MACEDONIA (scholarship student)

Ismet Vejseli born on 11.04.1998 in Kumanovo  , is a student of singing at the       faculty of music ,, S.Cyril and Methodius ” in Skopje , he works with the great soprano Ana Durlovski. Ismet finished the primary school of music ,,Pance Pesev” in Kumanovo in clarinet and solo singing , then he finished the high school of music ,,Ilija Nikolovski Luj” in Skopje under the mentor of solo singing Mustafa Imeri .Ismet won many singing competitions in Macedonia and many international competitions in Arandjelovac in Serbia . He was twice the absolute winner of the singing competition in Macedonia , and won 4 times the first place in other singing competitions in Macedonia. Ismet was a contestant twice in singing competitons in Serbia (2013,2016) , he won twice the first place. Ismet won the first place in international competition for vocal counterpoint , and twice the second place for harmony 1 . He in 2016 participated in a music masterclass in Prizren , where he won the opportunity to sing in Forli , Italy and work with Dolores Delgado (soprano from Spain) . Ismet now has a few recitals in Macedonia , and continues studies with the world famous soprano Ana Durlovski.