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Summary Information

Identity:

  • Kujtim VORPSI was born in 1955 in Tirana, Albania
  • Current Country of Residence: Albania

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): Gjovalin Lazri
  • Academy of Arts in Tirana (1976-1981)
    Teacher(s): Muharrem Denizi

Current Occupation(s):

  • Artistic Director and Principal Cellist in National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tirana (Albania)

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Biography

Kujtim VORPSI was born on 16 June 1955 in Tirana. He studied in Academy of Arts, department of music in violoncello during 1976-1980. These years he was engaged in concerts as soloist also as member of chamber music ensembles.
From 1980 he was appointed member of Orchestra of National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tirana. Also from 1980 he was engaged in chamber music, for a long period time he has been member of Strings Quartet of National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, he has performed concerts as soloist and abroad, as in Kosova, Greece, Italy.
During 1993-1996 he has been member of Strings Quartet Heraklion municipality of Crete, in Grece. He has performed a concertal activity with chamber music repertory.
During concertos seasons 1998-1999 he has been violoncellist of Symphonic Orchestra of Adana, Turkey.
From 1988 until now was invited pedagogue of chamber music in music department of Arts Academy in Tirana, also during 2000-2009 he has been pedagogue of violoncello instrument and chamber music in "Jordan Misja" Artistik School Tirana.
From 2001 he was appointed principal cello of Orchestra in National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. On 2007 until now Kujtim Vorpsi was appointed with order of Minister of Culture in Albania, Artistic Director of National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Tirana, also he continue to perform as principal cello of the Orchestra.

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