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The Young Musicians European Orchestra in Albania

Musical co-operation project between Italy and Albania

The musical co-operation project between the Italian Government and the Albanian Government, entrusted to the Young Musicians European Orchestra from June 1 to 7, has been successfully accomplished.

The initiative was part of the "Week of Italy" in Albania" and also of the "Tirana European Youth Capital 2022” project.

After having enthused the guests of the Italian Embassy in Tirana with a lively performance of Vivaldi's "Seasons", YMEO’s very young musicians joined their colleagues of the Tirana Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Paolo Olmi, for a dazzling performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3., that for two years had also been designed to pay homage to the health personnel that Albania had invited to Italy during Covid.

Welcome with a standing ovation, the Symphony was preceded by a swirling performance of Vivaldi's Concerto for two cellos and Orchestra which featured two great virtuosos of their instrument: Raffaella Cardaropoli and Marco Mauro Moruzzi.

The concert took place on June 6 in the Qendra Kulturore Auditorium and was attended by the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini and his Albanian counterpart Elia Margariti, as well as the Ambassador of Italy in Albania Fabrizio Bucci and the Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj.

Before the musical performance, the two Ministers announced an important agreement concerning art, music, young people and cultural relations between the two Countries.

On the following day, for the first time in Albania, YMEO set up a master class for conductors, during which Maestro Olmi guided and advised four young conductors: three Albanians and one Spanish.

The project was supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Albanian Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Italy in Tirana, the Italian Cultural Institute in Tirana, the CIDIM - Italian National Music Committee, in collaboration with Emilia-Romagna Region and ATER Fondazione.

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