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date: 17 November 2019

Ballata, Zeqirja locked

  • Rreze Kryeziu

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(b Gjakova, Kosovo, April 23, 1943). Kosovar Albanian composer. He finished music high school in Prizren (Kosovo) in 1963 and continued his higher education in composition at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he studied under Matija Bravničar, graduating in 1967. In the same institution he finished his postgraduate studies in musicology (1965–9). Ballata also completed specializations in Italy, notably at the Academia Chigiana in Siena. After his studies he worked in the higher education school in Prishtina (1971–5) and is one of the founders of the Faculty of Music at the Hasan Prishtina University of Prishtina, where he continues to work.

Ballata is head of the Composers’ Society of Kosovo as well as founder of the Kosovar Musical Days Festival (1979). In 1991 he became a member of the Academy of Science and Arts in Kosovo and he moved to Slovenia where he stayed for several years not only working in ...

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