- George Leotsakos
(b Rusan, south-western Albania, Feb 7, 1942). Albanian composer. He began his studies at the Jordan Misja Art Lyceum, Tirana, where his teachers included Lola Gjoka (piano), Albert Paparisto (harmony) and Ramadan Sokoli (folk music), before transferring in 1962 to the newly opened Tirana Conservatory. There he continued his studies with Paparisto and Gjoka, and studied composition with Zadeja. On graduating he was appointed musical director at Shën Saranda, south-western Albania (...