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Summary Information

Identity:

  • Gjergj KROQI was born in 1966 in Shkoder, Albania
  • Nationality: Albanian, American naturalized citizen
  • Current Country of Residence: United States

Musical Studies in Albania:

  • Music School "Preng Jakova" in Shkoder (1972-1984)
    Teacher(s): Pjerin Xhanxhafili, Elvira Zadrima
  • Academy of Arts in Tirana (1986-1990)
    Teacher(s): Astrit Selita

Musical Studies Abroad:

  • Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria

Current Occupation(s):

  • Cello Teacher at the Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, Connecticut (USA)
  • Teacher in Fairfield Public School System, the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut (USA)

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Biography

Gjergj Kroqi is the Music Director and Strings Coach at the Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony. He graduated from the Music School "Preng Jakova" in Shkoder, Albania majoring in cello performance. He received a Bachelor of Music from Academy of Arts in Tirana, Albania. Finally he earned a Masters degree in cello performance from the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria.
Gjergj has appeared with numerous ensembles including the Academy of Arts orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Albanian Radio-Television (RTSH) in Tirana, both in Albania, and the Chamber Orchestra of Graz in Austria. In Connecticut, he performs for the Wallingford, New Britain, and Waterbury Symphony orchestras.
Since arriving in this country, Gjergj has spent much of his time teaching the cello. He has taught in many schools in Waterbury, Cheshire, and Middletown. He has also worked with music festivals in the area in both coaching and performing.
Currently, he teaches the cello for the Fairfield Public School System, the Taft School in Watertown, and strings at the Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury. He also gives private lessons to dozens of youngsters in the area.

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