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The first concert of the 12th edition of the "Violinistic Marathon" with Albanian creations

The first concert of the 12th edition of the "Violinistic Marathon"

Albanian musical creations were part of the first concert of the "Violinistic Marathon", in the 12th edition. The "Greetings from Tirana" concert was part of the concert season at the University of Arts, with violinist Ina Kosturi and pianists Merita Rexha and Elvina Gurra. In this concert, the works for violin and piano by Ina Kosturi were performed, which were published in Vienna by the prestigious "Universal Edition" publishing house. Ina Kosturi, known for her artistic activity, came this time with this concert as a creator of musical pieces, performer, and leader of the "Violinistic Marathon". "Violinistic greetings", the 12th edition of the "Violinistic Marathon" in the first concert on May 30 in the hall of the University of Arts, through the recital promoted the phenomenon of Performer-Composer, where Kosturi shows that the violinist is the creator and simultaneously the performer of the pieces . The works of this concert, creations of Ina Kosturi, have been awarded with the second prize and the Golden Award in Slovenia (2022), with the third prize at the "Amadeus Composition Competition" Vienna (September 2023), with the first prize at the "Malta Composition Competition" Malta (October 2023), the first prize at the "5-th Swiss international Music Competition" Lugano (December 2023), and according to the artist were selected and performed at the "Women Composers Festival of Hartford", Connecticut USA (March 2024). "This concert was brought to the Albanian public in the version for violin and piano. I had the pleasure of performing with two wonderful pianists and friends, Merita Rexha Tërshana and Elvina Gurra Koçillari. I also performed "7 capriccio" for solo violin, a busy and difficult program", says Kosturi.

Publishing of musical works

The works that were played in this concert, published by the music publishing house "Universal Edition" in Vienna, make the artist Ina Kosturi rank alongside other names of music in the world whose works are part of important musical institutions. But as a creator, Ina Kosturi sees this as a success for Albanian music. "The publication by the prestigious Viennese music house with more than 100 years of experience is a personal success, and definitely for Albanian music. It is exciting to find yourself as a composer on its pages alongside the colossus of world music and prominent composers of today, whose works are performed in the most important musical institutions in the world", says Kosturi. In the editions of the Viennese house, there are the names and works of world-renowned composers, but as a creator, Ina Kosturi says that when she reads the surnames, biographies, works of Mahler, Rossini, and many others, and clicks on her surname where the biography, works, it is endlessly exciting. Kosturi says that there you can find the names of today's composers who lead the world in prestigious universities, graduated from the best schools, whose works are interpreted on the most important stages by famous artists of the musical world. "All this inspires you and makes you feel honored. It is a guarantee for worldwide distribution, interpretation, and sale," says Kosturi. Their experience, according to Koturi, consists not only of an appreciation for the professional side, but they are familiar with the music publishing market. They cooperate with orchestras, theaters, publish activities. According to Kosturi, they dominate the market through sales, maintain very high standards of professional level publishing and publication. "It is exciting that the "7 Capriccios" that I performed at the concert I played with the part published there", says Kosturi. The concert that took place with the three artists and was part of the UA concert season that enabled the large hall was also supported by the Ministry of Economy, Culture and Innovation.