To start on Monday Europe Week 2020

Europe Week 2020 is around the corner. This year is special. This year we want to celebrate the best that the current situation has brought out in people: solidarity, resilience and togetherness.

The European Union in Albania is bringing artists from 14 Member States with their online musical performances. From their home to yours.

Join us every evening from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 May, live on our Facebook page.

Stay tuned for the full programme!

18 international artists in 7 days, 0 tickets to buy and lots of fun! The European Union Delegation in Tirana proudly presents a special programme to celebrate Europe Week 2020. This year is like no other as the European Union and Albania are joining forces to face a common challenge: the #COVID19 pandemic. We are honouring this togetherness through the cooperation of artists from EU Member States and Albania. Diodato  the winner of Sanremo 2020, the Albanian star singer Alban Skenderaj and the Italian singer loved by all Albanians, Albano Carrisi, are some of the artists that have prepared exclusive performances from their home to yours!

Her music is described as an eclectic mix of pop, electronic, and hip-hop. She rather qualifies it as a beautifully strange fantasia populated by glamorous misfits and glorious monsters. So for sure, we are very curious to listen to Swedish artist AMWIN for the opening of Europe Week 2020 on Monday 4 May at 19:00!

Growing up with the music of Missy Elliott and Sinead O’Connor influenced her style and success at Swedish Idol 2015. After a series of singles, she released her first acclaimed debut EP “AMWIN in Wonderland” in 2019. Her new EP “Where will lonely feelings go?” was released on 24 April 2020.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Tirana, invites you to enjoy her performance on our Facebook page on Monday, 4 May at 19:00.

Get to know better the music of AMWIN through her YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2KIUKOW

On Tuesday 5 May, at 20:00, Europe Week stops at the house of famous Albanian soprano Ramona Tullumani  for a concert which will lead you through fantastic arias from Puccini to those of Albanian composers.

Performing on the world’s most famous stages, Ramona also sang at the Vatican in 2013 on the occasion of Pope Francis’s birthday. Since 2007, she has been Ambassador of Peace of the United Nations.

The Delegation of the European Union to Albania, in partnership with the Embassy of Bulgaria, where Ramona Tullumani trained as a singer, invites you to watch the concert on our Facebook page.

Get to know better the music of Ramona Tullumani through her YouTube channel:
Zare trëndafile – https://youtu.be/QPIT6raIpQ4
La Traviata: https://youtu.be/SBb5LTH2LmQ

Attend the event for more details: Ramona Tullumani Live

Olta Boka and the Dutch artist VanVelzen met last year through a two-day music project in Tirana, organised by Center ACT for SOCIETY. On Tuesday 5 May, they are reuniting online for Europe Week 2020, in a live performance on Facebook at 21:00.

Roel van Velzen / VanVelzen rose to fame in 2006 in the Netherlands and, since then, has counted sixteen hits, five radio awards, a Golden Harp, five full tours and over 200 festival appearances!

Olta Boka is well-known to Albanians, who have followed her since her participation at a young age in “Little Genius” and her participation to the 2008 Eurovision representing Albania.

The Delegation of the European Union to Albania, in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, invites you to watch the performance on our Facebook page.

Get to know better the music of VanVelzen through his YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/7z-M-SgBmrY
https://youtu.be/45P0lXxWf5k
https://youtu.be/U7Wd1X3DN0A

Get to know better the music of Olta Boka through these videos:
https://youtu.be/nTj-isTXsfc
https://youtu.be/h28x63zbtsA
https://youtu.be/CmvA5kfNsig

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday 6 May, Europe Week 2020 is visiting the Berlin’s home of ANDRRA, a singer-songwriter and filmmaker of Kosovar origin.

Family and heritage are central to ANDRRA’s work. Her debut EP, 2017’s Palinë, tackled issues of child marriage and female oppression in Kosovo, drawing on folk lyrics and the stories of her family. Its single track, Kalle Llamen, topped the charts in Albania and Kosovo.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the German Embassy in Tirana, invites you to enjoy her performance on our Facebook page on Wednesday, 6 May at 21:00.

Get to know better the music of Andrra through her YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2SkFkEO

#EuropeWeekAlbania #StrongerTogether

 

Get ready for a rare performance by Stelios Kerasidis! A seven-year-old Greek piano prodigy who will play for Europe Week 2020 on Wednesday 6 May at 20:00.

At just 7 years old, Stelios has already won the most important piano competitions in Greece, first prize at the “Grand prize virtuoso” of the Vienna Musikverein and first prize at the “Golden Classical Music Awards New York”.

Stelios rose to global fame in April 2020 with his composition “Isolation Waltz”, inspired by the pandemic. As this year’s Europe Week is all about solidarity, there could not be a more fitting addition to our programme.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Greek Embassy, invites you to watch the performance on our Facebook page.

Get to know better the music of Stelios Kerasidis through his YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2xhJYw4

The Helix trio was founded in the Czech Republic in 2016 as a non-traditional music ensemble, based on a long-term pedagogical and artistic cooperation. They will perform for Europe Week 2020 on Thursday 7 May at 20:00.

The helix (spiral) is a metaphor that reflects the concept of the Helix Trio’s concerts and the overall artistic focus of the ensemble. Composed of Tereza Horáková in violin, Ondřej Štochl in viol and Egli Prifti in piano, this ensemble will perform works by Czech composers and others.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tirana, invites you to enjoy their performance on our Facebook page on Thursday, 7 May at 20:00.

Get to know better the music of Helix Trio through their YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3bRBuee

#StrongerTogether #EuropeWeekAlbania

 

 

 

She has been qualified as a musical genius on stage and will perform for Europe Week from her van! We are talking about Clare Sands, the Irish artist who will perform on Thursday 7 May at 21:00.

Clare Sands Music is an award-winning sixth-generation fiddler. ‘An Irish fiddle playing reincarnation of Janis Joplin’, she has been wowing audiences around the world with her ground-breaking style, exceptional performance, and infinite energy based on traditional Irish music.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland covering Albanian from Athens, invites you to enjoy her performance on our Facebook page on Thursday, 7 May at 21:00.

He was born in Albania, she in Romania and today they are among the most appreciated artists for their special performances in Austria. Eno Peçi in ballet accompanied by Maria Radutu in piano will perform for Europe Week 2020 on Friday 8 May at 20:00.

Eno Peçi is a soloist and a very promising young choreographer. He performs as a soloist in classical, neo-classical and modern pieces at the Vienna Opera. In Albania, he is famous for his debuts at the Vienna New Year’s Concert. In the last two years, Eno Peçi was the choreographer of the opening ceremony of the Vienna Opera Ball.

In 2008 Eno Peçi was awarded the title “Ambassador of the Nation” while in 2018 “Knight of the Order of Skanderbeg” by the Albanian government. In 2019, Austrian President Van der Bellen decorated him with the “Austrian Cross of Honor” for science and art.

Maria Radutu was called a “miracle” in her home country where she won more than 20 piano competitions. After that, she performed in Europe, Asia and the US. Maria Radatu combines classical music with modern art and finds her inspiration in collaborations with artists from various fields.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Austrian Embassy, invites you to watch their performance on our Facebook page.

Get to know better Maria Radutu through her web:
http://www.mariaradutu.com

Get to know better Eno Peçi through his web:
http://www.eno-peci.com

 

 

Get ready for an energetic and captivating piano performance called “Do” from the talented French artist Remi Panossian on Friday 8 May at 21:00.

The note “Do” means also “island” in Korean, “way” in Japanese, “stone” in Tibetan,” to accomplish” in English. So many meanings to this word, so many internal resonances to Rémi Panossian.

He has already performed on 30 prestigious jazz stages but this Friday he is performing for #EuropeWeekAlbania.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Embassy of France in Tirana, invites you to enjoy his performance on our Facebook page.

Get to know better the music of Rémi Panossian through his YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2ydkK2t

Balkan rhythms have always been special in style and combination of instruments. Such will be the ones that will accompany us on Sunday 10 May at 20:00.

Dino Murtezani has joined forces with multi-instrumentalists of the renowned Slovene classical and acoustic guitar duet Aritmija, Tilen Stepišnik and Šemsudin Dino Džopa. For this very occasion, the percussionist Andrej Tomazin will join them on darbuka, cajon and udu.

Dino Murtezani Project is a world-music group performing traditional music of Albania and the Balkan region, arranged by the musicians, as well as their original compositions.

In addition to being a singer, Dino presents himself in this performance also as an instrumentalist in a mystical kaval, a traditional end-blown flute played throughout the Balkans.

The Delegation of the European Union, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia in Tirana, invites you to enjoy her performance on our Facebook page on Sunday 10 May at 20:00.

Get to know better the music of Duo Aritmija in this performance, composed by Dino Murtezani: https://youtu.be/pkPf6M5RBWg

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