The violinist Fatlinda Thaçi: Music needs faith and courage

The concert of the opening of the “Different Trains” festival for 2019 was held on March 22nd. In the Catholic Church ” Zemra e Krishtit ” in Tirana the audience attended closely the quartet composed of violinists: Orieta Dado, Fatlinda Thaci, viola player Firmian Lermer and the cellist Vlorent Xhafaj. In the program there included works from: Webern, Mendelssohn, Hayden. Opusalb talked to Fatlinda, and asked her for a brief but sincere interview.

Find following our conversation:

OPUSALB: Let’s start from the beginning, when was that moment you realized that … music is that you wanted to do?

THAÇI: When I heard my mother singing

OPUSALB: What were the figures that affected you during the years of education:

THAÇI: The great figures of Bach composers, Mozart Tchaikovsky and outstanding violins (which we heard at those tapes together in the class) Milstein, Sheriig, Heifets. Of course, work is tired of my teachers.

OPUSALB: If you had a career in another field, what would have been?

THAÇI: Archeology

OPUSALB:  If a young violinist comes and asks for a thought or advice for his own career, what would it have been?

THAÇI: Patience, Dedication and No Surrender.

OPUSALB: What are you currently taking and what would you have wanted to share with our readers regarding the activity so far?

THAÇI: We’re currently dealing with the Quartet of Schubert, Hayden and concertino and Ottorino Respighi in an antique style. “Musica gives me a positive energy and I want to share it with this. Music gives pleasure, beauty and perseverance.

OPUSALB: How did the invitations come to Tirana and what is the feel of a musician coming to his place?

THAÇI: The invitation came from Different Train Festival. It was very emotional and touching feeling.

OPUSALB: Do you have a message that you would like to hear about music developments in our country, if you want to direct it?

THAÇI: I’m talking to the Albanian young people, it is in their hands the country development and peace. Music needs institutions for many initiatives of constant will, it needs discipline and dedication. But all I need is for faith and courage. In a country like Albania that is developing



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