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Summary Information


  • Ludmilla YMERI was born in 1924 in Gottwaldov, Czech Republic (died in 2004)
  • Nationality: Albanian naturalized citizen

Musical Studies Abroad:

  • Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czechoslovakia (1947-1953)
    Teacher(s): Ladislav Zelenka


Ludmilla Ymeri (Shinderbalova) was born in 1924 in Gotwaldov in the Czech Republic in an artistic family. Very soon her talent for music highlighted the sensitivity and the technique for the cello. She had a demanding repertoire, rather unusual for her age, and with the right of the contemporaries she will be called "the most promising cellist".
Seeing Shinderbalova’s talent, she was sent to study the cello with professor Ladislav Zelenka, and she graduated in 1953. It should be emphasized that in later years she was very close to some of the most prominent Czech cellists, such as Milos Sadlo, Sasa Vectomov and Josef Chuchro.
Bearing such an artistic background, Ludmilla come to Albania in 1953, and spent 15 years (1953-1968) working at the Artistic Lyceum "Jordan Misja" with the professor Ymer Skender, her husband. Her work was full of passion, desire and perseverance and prepared a whole team of cellists by creating the basis of the methodology, not only for the cello, but for music in general.
Gëzim Laro, Muharrem Denizi, Pirro Xhaini, Lida Radoja, Yllka Borodani, Mirjana Rusi, Agim Çegrani, Kostika Tanto, Osman Kuriçi are some cellists who studied with professor Ludmilla Ymeri (Shinderbalova).