Albanian American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades from audiences as well as critical acclaim for her masterful musicianship in her native Albania, as well as Italy, Greece, France, Marocco, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Israel, and in the United States. The New London Day critic praised her as an “especially fine and beautiful player.” 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 some of the world’s finest, Proletare Skenderi, Piero Faulli, Alberto Lissy, Phil Setzer, Eugene Drucker, Rafael Druian, and Renato Bonacini. She has been featured as a soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra as well as other orchestras. She is an active recitalist, some of the series included Piano and Friends Chamber Music in Tucson Arizona, Mostly Mozart in Napa Valley, the Schubert Club in Minneapolis Westchester chamber music series, Music & friends of Manchester, and many more.
Ms. Myftaraj has been featured on radio stations in NY, CT, and MA. She received first prize in the Van Rooy competition, Emerson Quartet competition, Trinity auditions in NY. She was a semifinalist and participant in prestigious competitions such as the Young Artist Guild in NY, Indianapolis International Violin Competition, and the Lipizer Competition in Gorizia, Italy. Ms. Myftaraj has produced several recordings. Her solo Albums, “Naked violin” and “The American Pie.” Both her latest Albums received the highest reviews from the leading American classical magazine Fanfare magazine. “The American Pie” includes most of the greatest hits of American music. In 2018, Brunilda performed and released the recording of the Serenade after “Plato’s symposium” by L. Bernstein with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Myftaraj serves as a concertmaster for Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Lyric Opera, and Greve-In-Chianti Opera Festival in Italy. She is also the director of the Virtuosi music academy and the CT Virtuosi summer music festival in Farmington.
Currently, Ms. Myftaraj is collaborating with pianist Blake Hansen, with whom she is preparing a recording of all Beethoven’s piano and violin sonatas.