Work of wonderfully enthusiastic
people, gathering of beautiful speakers
and some remarkably nice ideas.
at the American School of Kosova
Auditorium // MAP
The speakers of the second TEDxPrishtina event will be supported from three performances that make us impatiently wait for May 19th.
Petrit Çeku was born in Prizren, where he received his initial instruction from Luan Sapunxhiu. In 2002, he moved to Zagreb, Croatia, where he continued his music education under the instruction of Xhevdet Sahatxhija. Since the early years in Zagreb, he has won numerous prizes in prestigious international guitar competitions, Andrés Segovia in Velbert, Germany, Emilio Pujol in Sassari, Italy, Michele Pittaluga in Alessandria, Italy Schadt, Allentown, USA and many others. Çeku's first CD was released in 2008, when he was awarded the annual prize of The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra as The Best Young Musician of the Year.
Petrit Çeku has performed in many countries of Europe and North America, in solo recitals or as a soloist, accompanied by major symphonic orchestras with a wide repertory extending from works of J. S. Bach to the works of contemporary composers, including those dedicated to him.
After finishing his studies at the Musical Academy of Zagreb, Petrit is finishinng his postgraduate education in Baltimore, USA, with the legendary guitarist, Manuel Barrueco.
The creation “Shoshë” by artist and flautist Erëmira Çitaku is a video-performance with musical instruments, in which the artist and the rest of the band – this time Me t’njofshёm – play and improvise on the spot in front of the audience based on the theme composed by Çitaku. The artist, through this reflection, deliberates on the fact that man can have a different worldview and perspective on the same event with the passing of time; man can have different lines of horizon as starting points for the analysis of an issue. In addition to their instruments, the musicians also perform with three sifts filled with beans and pasta. The sift is the main symbol of this performance, and at the same time the title of her new poetry book, which was published in 2011.
Erëmira Çitaku - flute
Lule Ballata - piccolo
Liburn Jupolli – prepared piano
Almir Fazlijeviç – octo
Timur Xhabiri – tupan
Lis Balaj – voice with effects
Erёmira Çitaku – camera
Yll Çitaku – editing
Nurhan Qehaja – dance
*Octo is an instrument designed by Liburn Jupolli.
Agona Shporta’s voice doesn't lack the character to give life to jazz or blues classics. Only 18 years old, Agona is one of the most promising names in the Albanian scene of Beillie Holiday’s and John Coltrane’s music. Her voice is known to the connoisseurs of the local jazz scene in Prishtina. She frequently performs with Trio of Love, Jazzair’t and other musicians. Agona comes to TEDxPrishtina accompanied by guitar player Taulant Mehmeti and the well-known Ilir Bajri.