December 14, 2018

Austrian & Albanian Ambassadors hosted salon concert

On the picture the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania H.E. Ms. Adia Sakiqi and H.E. Ms. Ambassador Heidemaria Gurer of Austria at the Austrian residence.

By Roy Lie Atjam.

A Salon Concert was hosted by H.E. Ms. Ambassador Heidemaria Gurer of Austria and the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania H.E. Ms. Adia Sakiqi at the Austrian residence on Tuesday 5 June 2018 as part of the Albanian-Austrian Cultural Year 2018.
Delivering a speech on this occasion Ambassador Heidemaria Gurer said, one of her favorite role as Ambassador of Austria is bringing people together to enjoy (classical) music.

the duo Mirsa Adami – Albanian Pianist and Katharina Gross – Austrian cellist.

The concert featured performances by the duo Katharina Gross – Austrian cellist and Mirsa Adami -Albanian Pianist.
Cellist Katharina Gross studied in Lubeck, Cologne and Manchester. She took part in several Masterclasses. Katharina has won various International prizes. She was also a soloist with the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra.

The pianist Mirsa Adami studied in Tirana, Albania. She played in several orchestras and gave many recitals. In 1991 Mirza went to the Netherlands to continue her studies in Groningen. She later went to the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam where she graduated with honours as a performing artist in 2000.

The duo Katharina Gross and Mirsa Adami played pieces including: Alexander Zemlinsky (Humpreske), Leos Janacek (Allegro), Rauf Dhomi (Rondo) and Sulkhan Tsintsadze (Chonguri).

The musical presentations brought a magic atmosphere of  summertime. The listeners were enchanted by the music and the artistic presentation. A concise group of friends, members of the Diplomatic Corps including Guatemala, Ukraine, Albania, Venezuela and other guests attended the concert.

An Austrian style reception concluded the marvelous evening.

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Photography by the Embassy of Austria.

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