Robert Bisha – piano

  Robert Bisha is an outrageously talented pianist and composer, a genius improviser and one of the most gifted multi-instrumentalists you’ll ever see. His music is contemporary, enhanced with Avant-Garde Jazz accents. He is an eclectic pianist, who the original music mixes the study, implementing the perfect technique of classical music to a contemporary harmonic research and the study of rich Albanian folklore. Polyphonic vocal music is a living tradition in Albania and in 2005 was proclaimed a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Albanian Iso-Polyphonic Choir are the most prominent representatives of the distinctive styles of southern Albania, where the drone can be sung either continuously or rhythmically against the interlacing melodies. “Iso” refers to the drone accompanying the singing. Rendered principally by male singers, it is performed during social events.  Traditionally, iso-polyphony in the southern part of Albania has been transmitted form parents to children.