The entrance to Lorenc Antoni music school in Prizren city, Kosovo. Music schools in Kosovo are lacking funds from the government, which leads to poor facilities and instruments.
Professor Zeqir Kryeziu, Director of Lorenc Antoni music school in Prizren in 2014. The school is the first and ongoing music school in Kosovo, established in 1947.
Woodwind students during a rehearsal.
Cellist Frank Dodge travelled from Berlin to Prizren to give masterclasses. Music students from other schools in Kosovo have also participated during this visit. Strict visa requirement for Kosovons means opportunity like this masterclass with other musicians outside the Balkans is limited.
Mr Nazim Tara is one of the professors at Lorenc Antoni music school.
Portrait of Arta Shatri, a violin student.
Portrait of a young student from Lorenc Antoni music school in Prizren.
Member of Spectrum Concerts Berlin ensemble, clarinettist Lars Wouter with a group of students during one of his masterclasses.
Masterclass with clarinetist Lars Wouter.
Violin students at the Lorenc Antoni music school in Prizren.
One of the classrooms at the Lorenc Antoni music school. Most rooms are lacking basic conditions.
Students (from left) violinist Delya Yagcilar, Mergime Sadikaj, Ergona Dullaj, Arta Shatri, violist Lirdina Kukaj and cellist Laureta Pacarizi rehearsing before a concert.
Masterclass with a member of Spectrum Concerts Berlin ensemble, pianist Naomi Niskala.
Music history class with Professor Vesel Krasniqi. The school also offers other subjects such as Science and Mathematics which is a requirement for the students in order to continue for a university degree.
Violin lesson from one of the professors at Lorenc Antoni music school.
One of the school’s curriculum is the English language. Many Kosovans are able to speak either English or German as a second language.
Hallway in one of the Lorenc Antoni music school’s building.
During the war which ended in 2008, the school’s main building was utilized by the Serbian army as armaments warehouse.
An old upright Rippen piano in one of the classrooms at the music school. Most musical instruments are not well maintained due to lack of funding from the government.
A student waiting for a class to begin.
Masterclass with cellist Frank Dodge during one of his visits to the school.
Cello students Kaltrina Berisha and Arian Zherka from Prenk Jakova music school in Gjakova city.
Professors and students rehearsing together for an upcoming concert, supervised by the school’s director Professor Zeqir Kryeziu.
A concert poster by Lorenc Antoni music school’s students in Prizren.