South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Arta Prekadini

INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #438



Contact

arta.violin@gmail.com
803-524-5326
Berkley County, SC


Discipline

  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Music


Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country

About


Artist Bio

Arta began her violin studies at age nine in Kosovo. She took lessons with the renowned Professor Sihana Badivuku and graduated in violin performance from the Faculty of Arts in Prishtina. In 2003, she won second place at ARS KOSOVA Violin Regional Competition.

Arta was part of DW Symphony chamber music concerts tour in Eastern Europe. In March 2008, Arta became a member and soloist of the Kosovo Philharmonic under conductor Baki Jashari In 2009, she was invited to perform with Balkan Chamber Orchestra formed by the great Japanese Conductor Toshio Yanagisawa, performing concerts in Japan and Europe. Arta has played in masterclasses with many renowned musicians including Mirijam Contzen, Francis Duroy, Ruth Waterman, Alexander Dubach, Cihat Askin, Johames Watzel (DW Symphony) Eugenia Tchougayeva, Ervis Gega, Pierre Hommage, and David Russel (Charlotte 2018).

She has also been a member of the Albania Philharmonic Orchestra and the No Borders Orchestra. In 2014, she was featured soloist with Kosovo Philharmonic and she joined Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Carolina Philharmonic. 2019 Arta was invited Guest Artist at Methodist University in Fayetteville NC and she joined Charlotte Opera and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Substitute), Union Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Rock Hill Symphony, Florence Symphony. Since 2020, Arta has been an active musician with the North Charleston Pops, Summerville Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Opera, and Charleston Symphony(substitute). She has played in concerts with world famous musicians including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Manheim Steamroller, Josh Groban, and Johnny Mathis.

Artist Statement

When meeting with students I like to listen to each individual student to determine their style of playing, which reflects in their interpretation of their pieces. My goal is to have a creative lesson where the student is fully engaged! I am always looking to teach students how to produce a nice full tone, enjoy their playing, be creative, and achieve great technique in both hands. I always use during the lesson a solfezh approach (singing together with the students so they can learn more quickly).