Ardian Halimi

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"It is a privilege for me as a composer to be selected to participate in this project, especially in this period of pandemic that for artists has been not an easy time. It is a unique opportunity to be a resident composer for two weeks in a foreign country, to get to know a new culture and to create something new from the experience that I will get during this two-week period.
Such a collaboration proves that art knows no boundaries and can travel freely in the hearts of everyone." A.H.


Ardian Halimi (1990) is a Kosovar composer based in Hamburg, Germany. He studied composition at the University of Prishtina with Mendi Mengjiqi and with Alex Manassen at the artEZ Conservatory in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Shortly after, he continued his studies at the University of Music in Freiburg, Germany with Cornelius Schwehr and he also obtained his master’s degree with Johannes Schöllhorn.

His experiences during the master classes and workshops with composers such as Isabel Mundry, Marcel Reuter, Michalis Lapidakis, Ensemble Lucilin, Ensemble Recherche as well as at the »Donaueschinger Musiktage - Next generation 2017« have had a major impact on his path. In 2018 and 2019, Halimi was twice a winner of the composition competition of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kosovo with his chamber music pieces "Quartet" and "Inside-Out".

His music has been played in Kosovo, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy and Bulgaria, performed by well-known soloists and ensembles of contemporary music, including Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Lucilin, Minguet Quartet, Orkest De Ereprijs, Trio Sonora, Sinfonietta Ensemble, Ensemble of the New Music Institute in Freiburg and Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra. His works had premieres at international festivals such as the ReMusica International Festival in Prishtina, the Donaueschinger Musiktage - Next Generation 2017 and the March Music Days International Festival 2018 in Ruse, Bulgaria.