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The second year of the European Summer Music Academy in Pristina ended

(This article expired 31.07.2014.)

From 14th to 24th July, the second year of the European Summer Music Academy took place in Pristina. It offered master classes by renowned musicians to students from Kosovo and abroad. As last year, the Embassy of the Czech Republic was the main organizer of this event.

Apart from the Czech embassy, the embassies of Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Austria, the EU Office, EULEX, UNDP and a number of Kosovo institutions contributed to this project. Nearly hundred and twenty students from Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Germany took part in the academy. They were given master classes by the following teachers: Jaromír Klepáč (Czech Republic, piano), Michal Kaňka (Czech Republic, cello), Oto Vrhovnik (austria, saxophone), Bertram Egger (Austria, clarinet), Caroline Merz (Germany, singing), Endre Hegedüs (Hungary, piano), Marcel Lallemang (Luxembourg, clarinet), Laura Levai-Aksin (Serbia, flute), Marko Josifoski (Serbia, violin), Lule Elezi (Kosovo, piano), Merita Juniku (Kosovo, singing) and Xhevdet Sahatxhija (Kosovo, guitar).

Apart from master classes, several public concerts were organized in the Red Hall in Pristina. The main gala concert of the professors of the academy was attended among others by the President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga and the European commissioner for enlargement and European neighborhood policy Štefan Füle. It was opened symbolically with a joint performance of Albanian, Serbian and Czech musicians.   



Gala concert - performance of Laura Levai-Aksin (flute - Serbia), Michal Kaňka (cello - Czech Rep.) and Lule Elezi (piano - Kosovo).



Opening of gala concert - European Commissioner Štefan Füle, Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga and Ambassador Jiří Doležel