Sihana Badivuku


Albanian Violinist, born in Kosova(Prishtina) 1967’

First violin lessons started at age of 6 with father and professors: Vanco Stoilkov, Blagoja Dimchevski, Pavel Vernikov.

Studied(Bachelor & M.A.degree at the Moscow State Conservatorium “P.I. Tchaikovsky” (Prof.Eugenia Tchougayeva)and at “Hochschule für Music” in Detmold with Young Uck Kim (Germany). She attended several international master classes and participated in a number of violin competitions. She has been performing at international festivals such as Ohrid Summer Festival, Days of Macedonian Music, Contemporary Music Festival in Tirana, Remusica Festival-Prishtina, “Gubbio Festival” in Italy , InterFest in Bitola, Varna Music Festival, Concerti di Altamarca –Treviso(Italy), Festival Internacional de Música L’Escala-Empúries, de s’Agaró-Spain,Deia Music Festival-Palma de Mallorca,Sentierri Mediteranei XVIII-Avellino(Italy) and several Chamber Music Festivals and Concert series in Kosova,Albania,Macedonia, Italy,Spain,Turkey,Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Finland, Ireland ,Belgium,Ukraine, Lithuania Slovenia,Canada ,USA.

From 1992 she is Violin professor at the Arts Faculty/music department in Pristina; concert maestro at the Kosova Philharmonics (from 2000-2012) and Albanian Philharmonics (since 2011) as well as a violinist in ensembles “Vivendi”,”Musica Balkanica” and “String Trio Kosova”. Since 2008, she is a professor at the State Tetova University in Macedonia. In October 2011 she released. CD “Brahms Sonatas” with pianist Jouni Somero in Finland (FC-Records/Naxos). Since 2010, Sihana Badivuku is president of the European String Teachers’ Association (ESTA) in Kosovo. (http://estastrings.org/en/kosovo)

From 2000’ created Chamber Music Festival where from 2003’ founded ArsKosova Music Foundation and lead two main projects in Kosova as artistic director: Kosova KamerFest & ArsKosova Music Competition for Youth.

Jury member in several Violin competitions in Kosova, Macedonia, Albania from 2002—2016).Creator of Violin competition program (“New Millenium International Violin Competition –Skopje, ArsKosova music Competition for youth-Prishtina).

Concertmaster of the various chamber and symphonic orchestras: »Ensemble 21″-Moscow, Radio Chamber orchestra of MRTV-Skopje/Macedonia, Skopje Soloists-Macedonia, KamerFest string orchestra-Prishtina/Kosova, Kosovo philharmonic orchestra Prishtina/Kosovo, Pan Albanian Philharmonic etc.

She was Prof.in International Summer Music Academy of Colombes-Paris teaching Masterclasses in Violin & Chamber Music (2013,2015). https://www.musique-colombes.net/en/

Active duo ensemble (violin & piano)with pianist MAJA KASTRATOVIK(from 1994)and US pianist DEREK HAN(from 2000′).

In 2016 she was guest artist in SPECTRUM CONCERTS BERLIN concert series in Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall founded and directed by American Cellist Frank S.Dodge http://www.spectrumconcerts.com/