Aleksander Vezuli

Profile

dadAleksander Vezuli was born in Tirana, Albania. Immigrated in 1990 in France, then Belgium, and in 1996 arrived in New York. Started writing music at the age of 15, in different genres such as classical, film & TV, jingles, and songs.

Skills

  • Composer – From classical music to songs, film/tv, and commercials.
  • Producer – His own music and for others.
  • Arranger – From symphony orchestra to band arrangement.
  • Instruments – Piano, Guitar, Bass, Accordion, and Double Bass.
  • Computer – Finale Notation, Cubase, Wavelab, Recording, Mixdown, Sound Engineering, and Video Editing.
  • Writer – Wrote his own autobiography, published in 2015.
  • Languages – English, French, Italian, Albanian, and some knowledge in Russian.

Work Experience

  • Artistic Director and Manager of the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. 2018 – Present
  • Piano & Guitar teacher and performer in France, Belgium, and New York. 1990 – Present.
  • Piano & Guitar teacher at Imperial Guitar & Soundwork (Newburgh, NY). 2011 – 2015.
  • Piano & Guitar teacher at Talento Academy of Music (Bloomingrove, NY). 2012 – 2014.
  • Piano teacher at New York School of Music (Walden, NY). 2005 – 2012.
  • Vice President of the Broadcasting Music Department in National Albania Radio Television (Tirana, Albania). 1982 – 1990.

Education

  • Masters Degree in Music Journalism at the Tirana University (Tirana, Albania).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition at the Academy of Arts (Tirana, Albania).

Membership

  • ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
  • SABAM (Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers)

Credits in the USA

  • String Quartet in G in 4 Movements played by The Bergen String Quartet, Montgomery, NY (2016)
  • “Warmin’ Up The Globe” (Album) released in 2007.
  • Albanian Dances No. 1 & 2 for Chamber Orchestra played by The Chamber Symphony Players of the Berkshires, Hudson, NY (2003)
  • Publishing Agreement with SRH Publishing Group, CA for the song “Money Go ‘Way” (1999)
  • Publishing Agreement with DSM Producers, New York, NY for the Woodwind Quartet in 3 Movements (2000)

Credits in Europe

  • Germany: Woodwind Quartet played by the Holzblaser Quartett (2014)
  • Belgium: National TV & Cable Broadcast – Opening Theme for Children “L’Elephant Chez Le Dentiste” (2002)

Credits in Albania

  • Published his autobiographical book “Rrëfimet e një Kompozitori Shqiptar” (Confessions of an Albanian Composer) (2015).
  • Albanian Rhapsody for Symphony Orchestra (2015)
  • Movie Soundtrack “Bardhe e Zi” (1991)
  • Music for Animation “Gjera Qe Ndodhin” (1989)
  • Opening Theme – National TV News (1989)
  • Theme Song – National TV Show “Te Jetosh Perhere Rinine” (1989)
  • Theme Song – National TV Show “Njohja S’ka Fund” (1989)
  • Theme Song – National TV Show “Mbremje Rinore” (1988)
  • Opening Theme – National TV Sportscast Show (1987)

Awards in Albania (Songs)

  • 51 weeks – Top 10 at The National RTV Song’s Marathon e.g. “Hit Parade” – Francesk Radi and Ermira Babaliu – “Le Ta Dine” (1990)
  • 32 weeks – Top 10 at The National RTV Song’s Marathon e.g. “Hit Parade” – Viktor Tahiraj – “Nje… Dy… Tre…” (1990)
  • 23 weeks – Top 10 at The National RTV Song’s Marathon e.g. “Hit Parade” – Nertila Koka and the Choir – “Ne, Sportistet” (1990)
  • Winner – May Annually Contest – Kastriot Ago – “Bora S’ka Ndermend Te Shkrije” (1990)
  • Runner Up – National Spring Contest – Ema Qazimi – “Marinari” (1989)
  • Winner – National Spring Contest – Anita Bitri – “Mos u Nxito” (1988)
  • 1st Place – National RTV Monthly Songs Competition – Robert Aliaj, Francesk Radi, Gramoz Burba – “Tre Vellezer” (August 1987)
  • 1st Place – National RTV Monthly Songs Competition – Mimoza Dhamo, Irma Gurakuqi, Kastriot Ago, Bahri Rustja – “Fluturbardha Jone” (August 1986)
  • 1st Place – National RTV Monthly Songs Competition – Parashqevi Simaku – “C’do Gje Bashke Te Dy e Ndajme” (May 1986)
  • 1st Place – National RTV Monthly Songs Competition – Irma Libohova – “Jeta Nis Me Emrin Tend” (March 1984)
  • 1st Place – National RTV Monthly Songs Competition – Klara Filipi – “Lule e Jetes” (November 1982)

Press

In 2003, the Chamber Symphony Players of the Berkshires (Hudson, NY) played his 2 Symphonic Dances for Chamber Orchestra:

“Upon his first hearing the style might be said to be somewhere between Bartok and Khachaturian, but Mr. Vezuli’s inspiration is quite distinctive and does not need to fear comparison.” – Troy, New York, August 23, 2003
William Carragan, Contributing Editor, Anton Bruckner Collected Edition, Vienna, Austria

 

In 2007, he released (through CD Baby) his 1st US album: “Warmin’ Up The Globe”. It’s available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Spotify and others worldwide.