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Summary Information

Identity:

  • Bashkim JAUPI was born in 1955 in Tirana, Albania
  • Nationality: Albanian, Canadian naturalized citizen
  • Current Country of Residence: Canada

Musical Studies in Albania:

  • Music School "Kongresi i Përmetit" in Tirana (1964-1969)
    Teacher(s): Afërdita Hasa (née Hasko)
  • Artistic School "Jordan Misja" in Tirana (1969-1975)
    Teacher(s): Luigj Lazri, Ymer Skënderi
  • Academy of Arts in Tirana (1976-1981)
    Teacher(s): Muharrem Denizi

Current Occupation(s):

  • Private lessons in Toronto (Canada)

Biography

Bashkim Jaupi was born in Tirana, Albania and started the cello at the age of 9 at the Music School "Kongresi i Përmetit" with cellist Afërdita Hasko. He continued his studies at the Artistic School "Jordan Misja" with cellist Luigj Lazri and the well known Albanian cellist Ymer Skënderi. In 1980 he completed his Bachelor in Cello Performance from the Academy of Arts in Tirana with cellist Muharrem Denizi.
After graduating he became the head of the strings department and cello teacher at the Artistic School ''Naim Frashëri'' in the city of Vlora until 1984. For the next seven years he was a member of the Symphonic Orchestra of Albanian Radio-Television (RTSH) of Tirana until 1991. From this time on he moved and worked in Greece (Assistant Principal Cellist in Municipal Orchestra of Athens), Chicago (USA), and he currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.

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