An intense season for the composer Thomas Simaku
This has been a rich events season for the well-known Albanian composer Thomas Simaku. A few days ago he was invited to the “Alessandro Scarlatti” Conservatory of Palermo in Italy. At this meeting attended by students of the Conservatory composition and faculty professor were also present Professor Daniele Ficola – Dean of Music History and Head of Composition Chair Marco Betta. The meeting was received with great interest in a 3 hour presentation. The composer Simaku presented his music by focusing on the Soliloquy cycle, titled ‘Soliloquy Cycle – Sweet and / or Sour’. This presentation was previously presented by the well-known artist: last month on March 5 at the University of York and on February 15 in London – at the Royal Academy of Music.
This visit was also mirrored by the Conservatory page which wrote:
“The meeting with composer Thomas Simaku will be held on April 3, 2019 in the Ferrara hall of Conservatory Scarlatti. The Albanian origin composer lives and works in England and cooperates with New York University. The Winner of important international prizes in composing and with a cv of great importance he is a very interesting figure in the panorama of contemporary compositional research: his composition matrix is developed above all by Kurtāg and Ligeti. He is invited to the Conservatory of Palermo in the framework of the activity performed by the Department of Composition. During the meeting, the composer will present his music and interact with the present audience.