Remember the composer Gjon Simoni

A few ago it was the birthday of Gjon Simoni one of the Albanian composers, part of the history of our national culture.

Gjon Simoni was born in Shkodra on February 8, 1936 in a family with traditions in Albanian culture. He became active at an early age in the musical life of his native town, contributing as an organist to the Catholic Church, a contribution which he continued in Tirana. In 1962-1966 he attended his studies at the Tirana State Conservatory of Music Composition and Theory. Graduates with very good grades. Appointed in Gjirokastra where he worked as Chief Music Officer from 1966-1969. He then worked as music program editor until 1980. In 1980 he was appointed Head of the Department of Composition and lecturer of orchestration at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. In 1993-1994 he continued his professional activity in Greece where he teaches music school and private lessons in the city of Kardhica. In 1996-1997 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Music at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. From 1997 until his death he serves as a lecturer in orchestration at the Academy. In 1995 he received the title “Professor”. He has been honored with various awards.



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