ARIRANG - QUINTET, GERMANY
(A. Reicha, P. Haas, I. Yun, G. Briccaldi)
Friedrich Haberstock, flute
Jorg Schneider, oboe
Steffen Dillner, clarinet
Sebastian Schindler, horn
Monika Schneider, bassoon
Wind quintet of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
Having being awarded 2nd prize in the International Chamber Music Competition Schwerin in 2004, the Arirang Quintet was invited on a concert tour to Vienna and Prague, concert tour in Marocco invited by Goethe Institute and to many music festivals.
In 2005 the quintet has been awarded 2nd prize in the International Wind Quintet Competition “Henri Tomasi” in Marseille (France) and has been awarded 2nd prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.
THEATER LABORATORY XO5 &
THEATRE OF ACADEMY OF ART
MONODRAMA: “I AM FROM ALBANIA”
Author: Stefan Chapaliku
Director: Ema Andrea & Stefan Chapaliku
Actress: Ema Andrea
THEATER OF THERASIE, BELGRADE, SERBIA
E. KARBALLIDO: “TWO SCENTS OF THE ROSE”
Director: E. Saletovich
Theater of Terazije was founded on 22nd December 1949 and the founder was the Assembly of City of Belgrade. This theater is the only musical theater in Serbia.
The repertoire of Theater of Terazije includes: musicals, music comedies, musical shows, vaudevilles, satires, cabarets and similar.
Theater of Terazije is performing works of the most signifi cant international and national writers and composers: “Oklahoma”, “Violinist on the roof”, “Three musketeers”, “Yalta, Yalta“ etc.
CONCERT OF THREE TENORS, ALBANIA
Agim Hushi, Kastriot Tusha, Adrian Xhema
Soprano: Ramona Tullumani
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Academy of music Art, Tirana
Conductor: Bujar Lapaj
Guest: Nexhmie Pagarusha
Tenor Adrian Xhema
This tenor with magnifi cent voise has very successful carreer on many european opera stages whose brilliant repertoir comprises leading roles in the following operas: Traviata, Rigoleto, Kavaleria Risticana, Pagliacci, Madame Buterfly, Boheme, Don Giovani etc.
Tenor Kastriot Tusha
In the last few years he performed on several succesful concerts in Albania and other countries with roles in the folowing operas: Traviata, Fishermans of pearls, Pagliacci etc. Many world renown criticians have said lots of positive critics and named him as top level tenor. Currently he works as an educator at the Music Academy in Tirana.
Tenor Agim Hushi
As a world class tenor he performed several roles in operas on the stage of Sidney Opera House. Also he has been invited to perform on many famous opera stages in Europe perforing the tenor roles in the following operas: Toska, Trovatore, Turandot, Pagliacci, Kavaleria Rusticana, Manon Lesco etc.
CITY THEATER ISTANBUL, TURKEY
“KIM, KIMI, KIMLE”
Director: Nedret Denishan
Screenplay: Alan Aykbourn
Fiona Foster - Perihan Savas
Frank Foster - Nejat Birecik
Teresa Philips - Senan Kara
Bob Filips - Burak Davutoglu
Mary Featherstone - Hikmet Kormukcu
William Featherstone - Bora Seckin
VADIM REPIN , VIOLIN, RUSSIA
Itamar Golan, piano, Israel
(Prokofi ev, Ravel, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky)
At the age of 11 , he took part in the International Wieniawski Youth Competition in Lublin, Poland, and won the gold medal for both age groups ( 5-16, 16- 18). In 1988 he won the fi rst adult competition: the Tibor Varga Competition in Sion, Switzerland. A year later, in 1989 he came the fi rst prize and gold medal of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brusells. Since then, he has established him as one of the leading classical artists of his generation, giving concerts all over the world.
Shortly after winning the Wieniawski junior competition, he was chosen along with Maxim Vengerov and pianist Yevgeny Kissin to give the Inaugural recital at the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow which amazed the audience and the critics all over the world.
Since 1996 he plays with the renowned Stradivari “Ruby” made in 1708.
He established himself as a great pianist and achieved rich carrier as a chamber musician. He cooperated with Barbara Hendricks, Maxim Vangerov, Shlomo Mintz, Julian Rahlin, Misha Maiski, Vadim Repin as well as with other world famous artists as conductors Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Muti and others.
GRAND THEATER , AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Director: Corrina Manara
Chorus: Ensemble Lapardha
Composer: Yannis Kyriakidies
Scenography: Yael Assaf
Costumes: Jantine Kraayeveld
Production: Grand Theatre, Buro Saai,
Vide International theatre productions
Elektra: Hanneke Scholten
Orestes: Nard Verdonschot
Klytemnestra: Ammelies van der Bie
Chrysothemis: Roos Hoogland
The music in this tragedy consists of traditional polyphonic songs of Southern Albania performed by the Albanian ensemble Lampardha and contemporary electro acoustic compositions by Yannis Kyriakides.
The cast consists of actors from Netherlands, the text is spoken in Dutch and the songs are in Albanian.
He director Corrina Menara has won the prize for the best collective performance in the Stobi Festival, Macedonia (2004) for Oepidus.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA “MUSICA VIVA”, RUSSIA
Conductor and soloist: Alexander Rudin, Russia
(Haydn, Mozart, Glazunov, Davydov)
The “Musica Viva” Chamber orchestra was founded in 1978 by violinist and conductor Victor Kornatchev (a former soloist in Rudolf Barshai’s famous Moscow chamber orchestra). Since 1988 the orchestra has been headed by the cellist, pianist and conductor Alexander Rudin.
The “Musica Viva” chamber orchestra has performed with many outstanding soloists such as Natalie Gutman, Victor Pikaizen, Victor Tretiyakov, Sergei Stadler, Andreas Adorjan etc. It is a participant in many international musical festivals in Germany, France , Italy and other countries.
EHAT MUSA GUITAR, FRANCE
(N. V. Lobos, B. Powell, D. Reis, L. Brower, G. Tamez)
He receives the fi rst award at the national competition for young soloists in 1969.
In 1970, he goes to Italy to attend Alirio Diaz ‘s master classes . He then settles in Paris” and studies the guitar with Alberto Ponce at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, engaging in a thorough research about sonority, following the great tradition of Tarrega and Pujol’s school. It is the beginning of his artistic career: he gives concerts, traveling from New York to Moscow, appears as soloist with orchestras.
LEILA JOSEFOVICZ, VIOLIN, USA
John NOVACEK, piano, USA
(Messiaen, Beethoven, Solonen, M. Grey, Ravel)
Canadian - born violinist Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic virtuosity. Josefowicz made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 16.
She has collaborated with eminent conductors and also with the leading composers of the day such as John Adam and Oliver Knussen performing their works and becoming a strong advocate of a new music.
She is a recipient of prestigious Avery Fisher Carrer Grant in 1994.
She plays on 1724 Guarneri del Gesu violin.
He has performed in many world famous halls and has won a number of international piano competitions. He has worked closely with many composers and played with renowned artists among which is Leila Josefowicz.