Albanian works in master recital of clarinetist Igli Tuga in New York
On May 5-th, at 12.00, at the Conservatory of Music at the “Purchase” School in New York will take place the master recital of the Albanian clarinetist Igli Tuga. In the program will be works by Qerimaj, Hyseni, Feidman, Weber. Igli is attending the master program at “Suny Purchase College” in New York, The recital concert is obligatory. In the program there are two Albanian composers works: the first one is “No ISO” by Fatos Qerimaj and the second one is a folk work penned by Raif Hyseni. As Igli himself says, “This program will be realized with the help of my professor Ayako Oshime who has expressed the wish to find out more about our music”. Igli is the first student in the history of the class of Albanian clarinet who is attending this master course. He will perform Albanian Music Works in every master concert. The program of May 5-th begins and ends with Albanian works and aims at combining works of folk tradition with those of classical and contemporary Albanian music. In the next concert Igli will perform works by two other Albanian composers: Thoma Simaku and Agim Kola. Igli Tuga is one of the distinguished clarinet instrumentalists in our country. He has been staying in USA for several years. Before leaving in USA he used to start as a teacher at the Artistic Lyric, then he worked as the first Clarinet in the RTSH Orchestra being at the same time lecturer at the University of Arts in the class of clarinet. During the years 1992 – 2003 he has been actively involved in the New Music Festival that was taking place in Tirana. He has been three times awarded at “Nikolla Zoraqi”, Festival of Interpreters. He has been awarded with the motivation of a brilliant instrumentalist, of rich sounding colors an instrumentalist of special sensibility. There are recordings with the RTSH Orchestra, the Orchestra of the University of Arts and with various ensembles. He has highly represented Albanian instrumental contemporary music performing in many European countries.