Concert Location: Trinity-On-Main Arts Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain
(Event re-scheduled due to snow storm from Sunday, February 10, Welte Hall)
Mr. Tim O’Brien, Mayor of the City of New Britain, Honorary Event Chairman
Event co-presented by Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies
Concert Program: Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no. 2, in d-minor, op. 22, Brunilda Myftaraj, violin

Brunilda Myftaraj, violin
Free Amission Event

Soloist: Albanian violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades from audiences as well as critical acclaim for her masterful musicianship in Albania, Italy, Greece, France, Morocco, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and in the United States. She has been praised by the New London Day critic as an “especially fine and beautiful player”. In the United States She has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra of which she is now a concertmaster, and presented recitals at the Piano and Friends Chamber Music series in Tucson Arizona, Mostly Mozart series in Napa Valley, the Schubert Club in Minneapolis and more. She has been featured on radio stations in NY, CT and MA and in the Hartford Courant paper. The first prize winner of the Van Roy competition, Emerson Quartet competition, Myftaraj was also recognized at competitions such as the Young Artist Guild in NY, Indianapolis International Violin Competition and the Lipizer Competition in Gorizia, Italy. Ms. Myftaraj was twice a winner of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra competition. She is a member of the Elektra Ensemble (piano trio); she graduated with the Highest Honors from the renowned Conservatory of Fine Arts in Tirana, and has studied throughout Europe and the United States. Her teachers have included Proletare Skenderi, Piero Faulli of the Quartetto Italiano, Alberto Lissy, Phil Setzer, Eugene Drucker, Rafael Druian and Renato Bonacini.

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