Fati Fehmiju in accordion & Shiori Uchida saxophone to perform in “Ohrid Summer” Festival
On 05.08.2018, in the framework of the Ohrid Summer Festival, will perform the Sora Duo: in saxophone Shiori Uchida from Japan and accordion Fati Fehmiju from Macedonia. “Sora Duo” was first created in 2015 by a set of instruments such as accordion, saxophone, violin, etc. The duo plays their compositions, arrangements made by classical, folk, traditional and film music. The duo of artists was honored with the audience’s award at the 14th Concert at Yume Hall, Japan in 2016. Fati Fehmiju, an Albanian born in the former Yugoslavia, has started to play music and play in accordion at the age of eight. At the Conservatory and the Fine Arts University “Mimar Sinan” started violin education and at age 11 he started composing. By 2007 he attended violin and composing studies. After completing her studies, Fehmiju began her master’s studies at the same university in the Music and Pedagogy branch in 2012. Later on, at the Kunitachi Music University in Tokyo, in 2015 she started her doctoral studies in the Computer Music branch until April 2016 . Fehmiju has collaborated with various artists such as Domeniko Nordio, Flamur Muco, Atilla Aldemir, Edward Sielicki, Jan Risberg and Gyrer Ajkal in Turkey. He has represented Turkey at the “Choir Choir Games” in Shaoxing, China, and has earned three gold diplomas in 2010. He also won second place at the International Composition Competition AIMA in Ajvalik, Turkey in 2012. His featured performances at the International Music Music Festival held in Seoul, South Korea in 2016, were also honored works at the Electroacoustic Music Festival in New York, USA in July 2018. His successes include different venues and events around the world his works are known for his sophisticated technique, style and brilliant music.
Uchida Shiori started to learn piano at the age of 2 and saxophone at the age of 12. Uchida is graduated in the Department of Music at Kunitachi, Japan, and has performed as a soloist at the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Music Group at the University for three years as a result of her successes during her studies. The first recital she has realized at the age of 19. In 2013 she became part of the Master Class of the Saksofon Institute “Frederick L. Hemke” in Portland, USA. She also worked with Hemke and McAllister. Working with professors like Kumoi Masato, Araki Koichi and Koji Jurei who are known for their professionalism, Uchida follows their footsteps in her solo career as well as performing with orchestra and chamber music.