Head of Violin and Music Theory
Throughout my career as a musician, I have learned that it is only by working hard and maintaining high levels of determination and self-esteem that one may achieve success.Dedication, passion for music making and a strong will to learn different skills and techniques are the key aspects which have helped me to accomplish much in my musical studies, not only in Albania, but in Bulgaria and England. From traveling and studying in various different countries, I have developed an understanding and appreciation of different cultures as well as developing my own cultural background by working with some of the best teachers:
Head of Piano and Music Theory
was born in Greece to a musical family; His studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, and at the Royal College of Music in London, developed his musical perception and his performing approach. He is now teaching piano and musical theory up to an advanced/diploma level, and he is specialised on piano technique and virtuosity. Klimis is teaching in several schools in west and north London, and among other institutions he is currently working for the Harrow Arts Centre, for Richmond Music Trust and for the Music House for Children in Shepherds Bush. All his school and private students are motivated to be active performers and to go through early and advanced exam stages; As Klimis is an active concert pianist he can inspire one’s enthusiasm for music and study of performance practice. He is currently organising a new cycle of concerts and recordings at the U.K., solo and chamber music in which his sister Eugenia (cellist) is also participating. His performing repertoire is usually characterised by the expressiveness and the sonority of 19th-century romantic works.
Merlin Shakaj is a highly talented flutist. Based in UK, Merlin holds her Bachelor of Music with Honours in Flute and Music performance. In 2018, Ms Shakaj was invited to join the National Radio-Television Orchestra AL as a principal flutist, where she collaborated with highly regarded conductors such as Anna Volchenko, Uwe Theimer, Mateusz Moleda and Noorman Widjaja. Alongside completing her studies, Ms Shakaj participated in many Festivals and summer music academies around Europe and has had masterclasses with distinguished soloists such as Philippe Racine, Ljubisa Jovanovic and Erwin Klambauer. During the past few years Ms Shakaj has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in various concert Overseas UK. Ms Shakaj is also an enthusiastic flute teacher and has been teaching the flute for a number of years.
Regarded by The Guardian as ‘’impressively expert” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as ‘’a highly talented player’’, Albanian-born Jon Gjylaci is in increasing demand as a performer due to his wide ranging repertoire, “brilliant interpretations”, “compelling quality to his guitar playing” and his ability to connect with the audience. Jon has performed in concerts and recitals across the UK and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall and Newcastle Cathedral to name but a few. He has given world premiere performances of new guitar works dedicated to him by composers such as Mark Houghton, Helen Walker, Ray Kohn and Frederick Naftel.
British violinist Sebastian Wyss is currently studying postgrad at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Susanne Stanzeleit and Wen Zhou Li. He completed his undergraduate studies with Susanne Stanzeleit and during his time won the strings prize, the Herbert lumby Sonata prize, Delia hall prize, Sheila and Colina Hodge memorial violin piano duo prize and the Meher Rohi Gazder scholarship for a promising violinist. He studied on the Weingarten scholarship at Liszt academy budapest with professor Banda Ádám.
Redis Mujaj is an awarded Virtuoso violinist, well known for his impressive technique and virtuosity, as well as his inherent musicality. He has successfully completed his Bachelor and Master’sDegree in the Faculty of Music, at the University of Arts in Tirana (UART), with exceptional performance (A+grade), and has been awarded as the best national instrumentalist in his country from national competitions. Redis is an inspirational and classically oriented musician with proven orchestral and solo performances in recitals and concertos. He has performed in chamber music (duets, string quartets) in collaboration with other chamber music partners Worldwide.
Mrs B. Syla
Cello department Began to show interest in music at the age of six. Her musical training started with the cello and piano. Since graduating in music with distinction she went on to perform regularly with European orchestras, chamber music groups and ensembles. Having studied with the renowned international cellist Natalya Pavluskaya, Brikelda gained the PGA diploma from Trinity College. Brikelda has won several music competitions and prizes as a recitalist/chamber musician and has a vast experience of performing with symphony orchestras, recordings and collaborating with many young artists.
Dimitar studied at well Known The Yehudi Menuhin School under Prof. Marcel Baudet and currently at Royal College of Music under Prof. Dmitri Alexeev.
He is winner of various international competitions and awards.
Ximena Abello is a professional singer who has a Master Degree in Music Performance from ‘Goldsmiths University’ of London and she completed her Bachelors at the ‘Potificia Universidad Javeriana’ in Bogota, Colombia.
She has participated in several recitals and opera galas at different art centers of UK, Scotland, Denmark and Bulgaria and is in very high demand on Music theater casting.
She has worked with children for over 10 years and in this process she created her own world of songs, fun and good technique.
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