Kostandin Tashko

Year of birth: 1997
Country: Albania

Kostandin Tashko was born in Tirana in 1997. After completing his master’s degree at the Giuseppe Tartini Music Conservatory in Trieste in the class of T. Trevisan with the highest marks, he is currently a full scholarship holder for the artist diploma course at the Royal College of Music in London, as a student of D. Leljak. Tashko has been invited to perform solo recitals and with orchestras at a number of important festivals around Europe, and in many prestigious venues, such as the NT of Opera and Ballet of Albania, La Fenice Theatre, Teatro lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Fazioli Concert Hall, Mittelfest, Heidelberg Piano Week, and Festival Nei Suoni dei Luoghi, appearing onstage with, among others, the I Virtuosi Italiani, Teatro Verdi Trieste Symphony Orchestra, RTSH Albania Symphony Orchestra, and FVG Symphonic Orchestra. Tashko has been recognised after worldwide auditions as among the best pianists of his generation, and thus attended prestigious masterclass series such as the Internationale Musikakademie in Liechtenstein, Piano Academy Eppan, Accademia di musica di Pinerolo, and Ferrara International Piano Festival, among other, being taught by world renowned professors such as A. Delle Vigne, A. Bonatta, A. Vardi, B. Lupo, M. Chernyavska, P. Gililov, O. Gardon, and R. Dalibaltayan.


Round 1
L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in
F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
J. S. Bach, arr. A. Siloti: Prelude, transcription for piano in G minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 535)
I. Stravinsky: Petrushka (3) for piano

Round 2
F. Chopin: Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 28
F. Liszt: Appassionata from Études d’exécution transcendante, S. 139/10
M. Ravel: La valse, poème choréographique for piano, M. 72

Round 3
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Awards received

  • 2nd prize (1st prize was not awarded), XXIII. International Piano Competition of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sacile, Italy, 2022
  • 2nd prize (Premio Alfredo Casella), XXXVII. National Piano Competition Premio Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2021
  • 1st prize, 12th Adilia Alieva International Piano Competition, Annemasse– Geneve, France – Switzerland, 2018
  • 2nd prize (1st prize was not awarded), 10th Young Pianist of the North International Competition, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2017
  • winner, International Young Musican Competition Antonio Salieri, Legnano, Italija, 2017
  • 1st prize and EPTA Award, 10th EPTA International Competition for Young Pianists, Osijek, Croatia, 2017


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