The 5th edition of the Nationwide Festival “Jorgjia Truja”

It starts on April 23 – 25 and May 2-4, the Festival Jorgjia Truja. The Festival will  start with the amateur singers aged 5- 25 and on 2-4 May it will be the singers studying in music schools or  Music University, 15-25 years old.
Organized by the Artistic Lyceum “Jordan Misja”, in cooperation with the music department of the University of Arts, this Festival gives the participating talents and their teachers the opportunity to promote vocal education in front of a jury of professionals led by the composer Mr. Vasil S. Tole.

The first meeting of the amateur music participants, grouped in the age of 4 categories, will be held on April 23-24, at the TEN Multifunctional Center of the Municipality of Tirana.  Part of the jury apart the head of it, is our well-known singer, Eranda Libohova, and the director of Academy of Verona, Italy, Mr. Paolo Fancinkani where all participating talents will be awarded with I, II, III, IV “Jorgjia Truja” awards.

The “Finalists Concert” will take place will be held in the new hall “Tonin Harapi “at the Artistic Lyceum” Jordan Misja “, on April 25, at 18.00.

In this Concert, the jury will determine the achievements of the 3 best singers to be honored with awards, in the name of  Lucie Miloti, Pavlina Nika and Luan Zhegu (names that are changed every year) so that young people know the Albanian artists.

On 2 May at 10.30, the students will debute at the Artistic High School hall  and 15.00  at the University of Arts will be the students and young singers up to 25 years of age. They  will be perform in front of the jury members: the  soprano Prof. Suzana Frashëri, international career curator Anna Porozzi, Italy and TKOB’s soprano Simona Karafili she is the Winner of the I Jorgjia Truja Prize at the 2005 Contest.
With the same organizing structure, will take place the Concert of Finalists on May 4-th.  At the “Tonin Harapi” hall of the Artistic Lyceum, we will find out the winners of the prizes that begin with the name of composer Simon Gjoni, author of this book of words like beautiful vocal romances, such as and for prices on behalf of well-known artists; Dhimitra Keta, Irena Gjergo, Hysen Pelinku, Gjinovefa Heba, and “Italian Lirika”, supported by the Ministry of Culture, which constitute the basis of vocal pedagogy.
Other concerts wil take place later, in Durres and Shkodra.

A short  history.
This Festival, the director of the Artistic Lyceum Klodi Zheji, constitutes the continuation of the contest with the same name that was realized from 2005-2010, created by our choir conductor Suzana Turku and the dean of the Music Faculty, thief and composer Isak Shehu, today continues to promote  talents home and abroad.
A special value has been given by the Master classes, both in the country and abroad, for the talents of today as the soloists of theaters in and out of the country such as Emiliana Palushaj, Blerta Zhegu, Adela Hajredini, Lira Milla, Armando Lika, Rame Lahaj, Linda Kazani , Nina Muho, Alesia Merepeza of Granit Kamberi and from last edition, Estelina Syla and Artur Vera are waiting to enter the audition of Placido Domingo in September this year in the US.
The masterclasses given in Tirana by Aleksander Masena, Director of the Dutch Academy of Art, Valerio Paper, Director of the Lyric Voices Competition in Rome, American mezzanine Barbara Person, soprano Paola Reali and masterclasses of our artists Josif Gjipali , Inva Mula and Linda Kazani, as well as Workshops with Jury Participants.

Takuina Adami
Project Director

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