Free piano concert brings German classics at Tirana’s Academy of Arts

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 24, 2018 10:57

Free piano concert brings German classics at Tirana’s Academy of Arts

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – The German Embassy in cooperation with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Albanian Radio-Television (ART) will host a free-entry concert with conductor Mateusz Moleda and soloist Marin Gjollma on Friday, Jan. 26.

Moleda comes from Germany, while Gjollma has also studied and worked as a soloist in Germany for a long time.

Programmed are piano and orchestra compositions from Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Beethoven and Schumann.

Born and raised in Germany’s Dresden, Moleda is one of the most interesting young conductors. Having studied in Hannover, he has toured more than 25 world stages, including South America and Asia.

His symphonic repertoire includes a wide variety of musical pieces from all styles and time periods.

“He is concentrated and led by purpose, soothes the stresses, attracts the rhythm, highlights orchestral distinctions…” the Bavarian radio station BR-Klassik said about Moleda back in 2016.

Gjollma is an equally acclaimed pianist, having studied and graduated with excellent results both in Albania and Germany.

Gjollma has given piano concerts to a variety of international scenes in collaboration with some of the most famous artists, while he is now teaching at Tirana’s University of Arts.

“The Albanian pianist Marin Gjollma has deeply impressed me through his artistic play and technical perfection. It is quite thrilling, that Albania has a pianist of a high, European level,” prof. Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist and musician, has said about Gjollma.

The symphonic concert will take place at the big hall of Tirana’s Art Academy at 7pm.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 24, 2018 10:57