Approved artist bio for immediate release Mimoza Keka Pianist
,,Keka, fascinates with the emotional and physical strength that are obviously the strongest steam for her to deal sovereignly with the very demanding works, this time with the imposing sonata in h-moll of the great Franz Liszt.., which she overcame with an inexplicably easy approach the ingenious artistic nature of Liszt..”
,,..that sublime artistic act of visible exposure of very detailed performed music score was obvious for Mimoza Keka, she with her own artistic fanaticism conquered that grandiose Liszt’s challenge called the terrible Sonata in h-moll, to which even more experienced piano masters do not come close because it is really too difficult to perform..”
Golden Lyre Festival, 2017
Vaska Naumova Tomovska
Music Critic – Association of Music Artists (SMUM)
Pianist Mimoza Keka, born in Skopje, earned acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician, piano accompanist and recording artist with her numerous projects and concerts across the country and abroad. Since studying at the Faculty of Music in Skopje with Prof. Todor Svetiev and Prof. Lilya Zilberstein, obtaining a Bachelor of Music (2015) and a Master of Music Arts (2017), as well as being awarded with a PhD in Music Arts at the age of 26, Mimoza has launched into a successful concert career as a solo artist, with concerto appearances, solo recitals and chamber concerts. In 2022 she published her book “The use of digital technologies in quantitative analysis of piano performance” available at Amazon.com as well as she published her first solo album named NON-FUNGIBLE, available on all music streaming platforms.
Mimoza has collaborated with distinguished conductors including Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar, under whose baton she performed the Piano concerto no. 2 from Camille Saint-Saens, conductor Sasho Tatarchevski, as well as conductor Bisera Chadlovska for the Opera Studio Subject (undergraduate and graduate studies) at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. As a chamber musician she joined the Ensemble for contemporary music Contempora from SOKOM. Additionally, she has an active engagements playing piano duo with pianist Francesca Orlando. Furthermore, she has enjoyed performing recitals in many European Cities including Milan, Paris, Rome, Prague, Bristol, Trieste, Siena, Punta Ala, Sovicille, as well as in the USA, where in June 2022 she performed a solo recital in Manhattan, New York, at Gallery MC. Mimoza has performed at Concerti del Tempietto, Les dimanches musicaux, International Festival Akordeon Art Plus, at the International Francophone Festival Soleil, Siena Summer Festival, having performed in the renowned hall of Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena, Italy (2015, 2016, 2017), Festival international de piano Jeunеs Talents in Montrond-les-Baines, France, as well as performing at the Spring Season ’19 in Bristol Music Club, United Kingdom. In 2019 she was chosen to participate as one of the ten participants of TEME Project (Transnational European Music Entrepreneur) held in Trieste and Camerino, Italy, project supported by the European Commission and part of the program Creative Europe and Music Moves Europe. In April 2022 Mimoza joined the initiative “Europe for Ukraine” of Amelia Ray which gathers musicians from 50 European countries to participate into the recording of the original song of Amelia Ray “Hands in Hearts”. Mimoza has also performed in a number of master classes with highly acclaimed pianists such as Alexei Volodin, Alexander Ghindin, as well as participating in professional trainings at prestigious music academies including Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy with world-renowned pianist, maestra Lilya Zilberstein from 2015 to 2017. She has been awarded numerous national and international awards including the 2018 first prize-laureate at International competition ‘‘Akordeon Art Plus” Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the 2010 second prize at International competition ‘‘Pietro Argento’’ Gioia del Colle, Italy, 2009 second prize at International competition ‘‘Giovanni Talenti’’ San Bartolomeo, Italy, 2008 second prize at International competition Nis, Serbia, as well as the 2007 and 2010 first prizes at the State Competition in Skopje, North Macedonia.