Hungarissimo and “Almira Emiri and Friends” concert in Tirana
In the last Thursday of October 2019 it ended the events that took place in the framework of the “Hungarian Culture Week” in our country. Like “the cherry on the cake” the event of October 31-rst was called “Hungarissimo”. This concert, was supported under the auspice of the Hungarian Embassy in Tirana and by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Almira Emiri and Friends” brought to the public pieces by composers: List, Bartok, Pigovat, Kodaly, etc., as well as works by Albanian composers Prenke Jakova and Vaso Tole.
The pianist Emiri, in addition to the program, had also selected surrounding artists who presented a good level of artistry. Paloja ,a, already full of clear voice and dictation, Zaloshnja with pronounced inclinations for century music and very sensitive to the realization of the subtle elements of Tole’s work, while Victoria Metyko with a brilliant and timbery technique and Zoltan Onczay and accurate and correct instrumentalist.
The applause of the audience was welcomed by all the artists, but it is worth noting that our pianist Almira Emiri carried the main weight of the program, accomplishing with a lot of culture and finesse and the role of even the commentator of the evening. In the crowded hall were present the diplomatic mission of the Hungarian Embassy, the Embassy of Kosovo in Tirana, musicians, professors of the University of Arts, art lovers and connoisseurs of cultivated music, as well as passionate about it.
To conclude the concert joyfully, one of the symbol pieces for the Albanian audience like “Lule borë” by Simon Gjoni was selected, rearanged by Israeli composer Boris Pigovat.
The pianist Emiri had also recalled the piece at a concert in Tirana a few months earlier but this time the piece was reworked from a solo piano version to a steel, violin, piano and even vocal flute.
It seemed as if all the wonderful colors of Simon John’s work had been awakened through the various timbres and accompanying textures that wore the work.
All this created a special emotion in the hall. However, the solo piano variant remains a complete, beautiful one, and the work of composer Boris Pigovat is remarkable.