Desar Sulejmani in Tirana: “Great hospitality that has given me energy”
Tonight the Albanian pianist and conductor Desar Sulejmani will be in Tirana at a concert – a talk called: “The Piano That Sings”. This program will take place in the grand hall of the German Embassy and aims to convey interesting facts about the approach of vocal art to pianist literature. For opusalb readers Desari says: “The piano that sings” is a new concert format based on it, the introduction of piano works that have direct or indirect connection with voice, vocals. ” He will present a program that contains parts and adaptations of familiar piano romances and tunes for piano, saying that in this way “we will find piano adjustments on melodies, timbrica and certain themes from vocal romances, or operatic arias.” Following this he underlines that “This time I am more focused on romance tunes. Another time I will bring a repertoire with operatic paraphrases. ” Meanwhile, Desar is attending the “Piano Conduit” a concert tour in Albanian territories for which he claims that “this concert tour in 10 Albanian cities, 3 states and 3 masterclasses has to do with a long-term idea of joining the Albanian musicians through art. In this case, this trip had a special professional value as well as above all human. I have known many good Albanian towns and cities and I have always had a great hospitality, which has given me a lot of energy. Today and tomorrow are the last two concerts in Tirana and Pristina. ” His frequent musical contacts with Albanian speaking areas makes Desar not only a very preferred artist but also an important contributor to the national cultural enrichment.