Our soloists Redi Shypheja and Enxhi Vogli performed in Norway
The evening of 15 March in the city of Kristiansand, southern Norway, it was held a concert by “Agder” University where the students of the Academy of Arts in Tirana use to attend the master courses.
The violinist Redi Shypheja and the pianist Enxhi Vogli were selected to perform with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra as an annual practice of this prestigious formation.
Redi Shypheja studied violin at Jordan Misja Artistic Liceu to continue at the Academy of Arts in Tirana in the class of the well- known violinist Prof. Lorenc Radovani. After several masterclasses taking places in different venues where he is distinguished out as not a usual soloist, challenging in performing the instrument instrumental, full of energy and at the same time with a rationality in his performing.”
So the pianist Enxhi Vogli first studied at the Artistic Lyceum of Tirana to continue her studies at the University of Arts in the class of Prof. Kristina Laço. After several concerts in her native country she earned the right to attend the Master in Norway at Agder University. Redi performed the concert for violin and orchestra of Max Bruch, in sol minor op. 26, while Enxhi the concert for piano of the composer Felix Mendelson in sol minor, op 25. They were directed by the conductor Eva Ollikainen, who studied at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where she was graduated in 2002 as a pianist and conductor. From her experiences we may underline her featuring with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Stockholm and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Finnish National Opera.This collaboration between the Faculty of Arts of the Arts University of Tirana and the Faculty of Music of the Agder University in Kristiansand started years ago by the initiative of the Dean of that time. The admission of our students to this University, a country known for its economic and artistic developments, gives us to come out in some conclusions: Firstly, the acceptance of our students at Master level without any additional exam licenses or evaluates our curriculum programs study. Secondly, it is an assessment for the study classes themselves and their leading pedagogues.Thirdly, it encourages all other students of the Faculty thus necessitates the fair and open selection of students. Thus, from this practice won the right our two instrumentalists of this evening. But what comes out from this concert? First, Redi Shypheja’ debut featured the rational, well-instructed soloist, on the skin of a real soloist, the subtle sensitivity and all of this I think is on the road to the design of the level of our famous soloists well-known people who practice their activity around the world.