Important names in the second edition of “Kosova Brass Festival”
Cold winter days in Pristina are warming the brass instruments that in the second edition of the “Kosova Bras Festival” are numerous and come from different countries of the world, from: Kosovo, Albania, Germany, Czech Republic and America. The second edition started with a master’s degree from the first Czech trumpeter of the Czech Republic Philharmonic, Lukáš Moťka. Mo’ka accompanied by piano by renowned Kosovan pianist, Misbah Kaçamaku, also made the opening of concerts of the second edition of “Kosova Brass Festival” with a fantastic concert, which was welcomed and applauded by many of the participants in the hall. Brass instruments from both sides of the border have a very good cooperation. The second evening of the festival was dedicated to the first player from the Opera and Ballet Theater with the accompaniment of Kosovar pianist Adem Hasani and evening surprise guests, Albanian Soprano Eriona Gjyzeli, fascinated the audience present in the hall with their interpretation. On December 14, students and students of brass in Kosovo will have the opportunity to hold master classes with trumpet professor at the Tirana Fine Arts Academy, Sokol Saraçi. The third evening of the festival moved to the town of Gjakova, while there played the local instrumentalists, the trombonist Betim Krasniqi accompanied by piano by Misbah Kaçamaku and guest in the clarinet, Astrit Mustafa. The Gjakova audience seemed to be eager for these concerts and welcomed the inerpreters by not stopping applause for long. Although only the second edition, the festival has managed to bring world class brass instruments to Pristina. Among them is the world renowned trumpet player, German Otto Sauter, who will be presented in front of our audience with Piccolo Trumpet accompanied by the Kosovo archery quartet led by the violinist, the composer of the Kosovo Philharmonic, Visar Kuci. Also in this concert, the professor of thrombus at Ankara University, Peter Körner, will also be on stage. This concert comes as a collaboration of “Kosova Brass Festival” with “Brass World Assumption”. The festival also this year, special importance will pay to students and students of brass in the country. During the entire duration of the festival, a masterclass will be organized for students with festival participants. Last night, which will be held on December 30, will be devoted to the brilliance of students and brass instrumentists in the country. They will be fortunate to work for a week in a row with a prominent American trumpeter and pedagogue, Gregory Jones, who comes from Indiana University / Prude University Fort Wayne. Concerts are held at the Amphitheater of the University Library all at 19:00 Masterclasses will be held at the Faculty of Arts – Prishtina “Kosova Brass Festival” was founded in 2016 by the instrumentalists and professors of brass Betim Krasniqi – thrombonist and Avni Krasniqi – trumpetists, the same are the organizers of the festival.