Inesa Gegprifti, Piano
Albanian-born pianist Inesa Gegprifti has established a versatile performing life by appearing as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout Europe and USA. She is one of the founding members of Kaleidoscope MusArt, Inc., a non-profit concert-presenting organization based in Miami, Florida, dedicated to bridging the gap between canonical classical music and rarely-heard or recently-composed works. Her work with Kaleidoscope MusArt has enabled Inesa to explore and to bring to the broad audience music spanning from Baroque to living contemporary composers.
Over her years of study in Europe and the United States, Inesa has had the fortune to receive mentorship by outstanding musicians and pedagogues. Her teachers have included Lali Hakiu and Valbona Kasaj (Albania), Alberto Miodini, Igor Congolato, Dario de Rosa, Maureen Jones, Enrico Bronzi, Renato Zanettovich, and Ivan Rabaglia (Italy), Max Levinson, Evelyne Brancard, Santiago Rodriguez, and Naoko Takao (USA).
A graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University – Bloomington, Inesa was conferred the Doctor of Musical Arts degree by the Frost School of Music at University of Miami in 2017.
Combining a performing life with lectures on pedagogical topics and entrepreneurship has become a source of inspiration for Inesa. Highlights of her performing career include appearances with the National Radio Television Orchestra of Albania, the Indian Hill Orchestra under the baton of Bruce Hangen, a series of chamber concerts in Italy, Slovenia, and Puerto
Rico, guest residencies at the first Vivace Vilnius International Summer Festival in Lithuania, the International Portogruaro Festival “A Tempo” in Italy, and the Conservatorio Nacional de Cuenca “José Maria Rodriguez” in Ecuador.
Inesa was invited to present on pianistic implications of the Gestalt Laws at Heidelberg University (OH), on the Puerto Rican Danza at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico in San Juan (PR), and most recently, as part of Kaleidoscope MusArt’s activity, on the role of today’s classical musician at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of
She is the author of www.pianodanza.com, an online compilation of her scholarly research and recordings of danza puertorriqueña for solo piano. Inesa currently resides in Miami with her husband, pianist Redi Llupa. She is on the faculty of the Superior Academy of Music, the Frost Preparatory Program, and the Frost Young Musicians Camp, and is one of the contributing reviewers for the South Florida Classical Review.