Ermir Abeshi
Albania, United States of America, °1987
 
VIOLIN 2012 : Laureate
After studying in his homeland and later at the Conservatorio G.F. Ghedini in Cuneo (Italy), Ermir Abeshi pursued his studies under Salvatore Accardo at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona and at the New England Conservatory in Boston under Dora Schwarzberg. As concertmaster of the Cuneo Conservatory Orchestra from 2001 to 2005, he gave a number of concerts in Europe. He has also appeared in recitals as a soloist and in chamber music in Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany and in Boston. In 2004 he made his debut as a soloist with the Ghedini Symphony Orchestra. He has also played with the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, the Bacau Philharmonic (Romania), and the Piedmont Symphony (Virginia).

Biography

CV - New England graduate 2009

Teachers

Bruno Pignata (1998-2005)
Salvatore Accardo (2006-2007)
Malcolm Lowe (2007-2009)
Dora Schwarzberg (2010-present)

Degrees

Italian conservatory Diploma (2005)
Master of Music (2008)
Graduate Diploma (2009)
Video
Final 2012: Ermir Abeshi
Semi-final 2012: Ermir Abeshi - concerto
Semi-final 2012: recital
Audio
Programme
Final (21/05/2012)
Sergey Prokofiev Violin sonata n. 2 in D major op. 94bis
Kenji Sakai Concerto pour violon et orchestre
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Ermir Abeshi, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Semi-final

Récital (07/05/2012)

Ernest Chausson Poème op. 25
Victor Kissine Caprice
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Nicolò Paganini I Palpiti op. 13
Ermir Abeshi, violin
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist

Concerto (11/05/2012)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 3 in G major KV 216
Ermir Abeshi, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (30/04/2012)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Ermir Abeshi, violin
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
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