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Arta began her violin studies at age nine in Kosovo. She took lessons with the renowned Professor Sihana Badivuku and graduated in violin performance from the Faculty of Arts in Prishtina. In 2003, she won second place at the ARS KOSOVA Violin Regional Competition. Arta was part of DW Symphony chamber music concerts tour in Eastern Europe . In March 2008, Arta became a member and soloist of the Kosovo Philharmonic under conductor Baki Jashari. In 2009, she was invited to perform with the Balkan Chamber Orchestra formed by the great Japanese Conductor Toshio Yanagisawa, performing concerts in Japan and Europe. Arta has played in masterclasses with many renowned musicians including Mirijam Contzen , Francis Duroy, Ruth Waterman, Alexander Dubach, Cihat Askin, Johammes Watzel (DW Symphony), Eugenia Tchougayeva, Ervis Gega , Pierre Hommage and David Russel (Charlotte 2018).
She has also been a member of the Albania Philharmonic Orchestra and the No Borders Orchestra. In 2014, she was featured soloist with the Kosovo Philharmonic and she joined the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Carolina Philharmonic.
From 2018-2020, Arta was invited Guest Artist at Methodist University in Fayetteville NC and she joined Charlotte Opera and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (substitute), Union Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Rock Hill Symphony. Since 2020, Arta has been an active musician with the North Charleston Pops, Summerville Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Opera, and Charleston Symphony (substitute). She has played in concerts with world famous musicians including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Mannheim Steamroller, and Josh Groban.
Currently, Arta teaches Strings Orchestra at Goose Creek High School and private students with SC Music Lessons!
Arta's Teaching Style
"When meeting with my students, I like to listen each individual student to determine their style of playing, which reflects in their interpretation of their pieces. My goal is to have a creative lesson where the student is fully engaged! I love to teach students how to produce a full tone, be creative, achieve great technique in both hands, be a musical player where notes 'sing together,' and perform well on their instruments.
For repertoire, I always look first the students level and utilize etudes, Suzuki methods, and classical selections including Bach, preludes, sonatinas, sonatas, and concertinos and concertos for violin."