- Cohen –Haleluja, Shkelzen Baftiari piano
- Giordani Caro mio ben –Shkodran Tolaj- tenor
- Cesar Franck-Panis angelicus- Shkodran Tolaj
- Franz Gruber – Silent night- Besiana Mehmedi- meezzosoprano
- F. Handel Ombra mai fu – Shkodran Tolaj- tenor
- Schubert Ave Maria-Besiana Mehmedi- mezzosoprano
- Puccini “Nesun Dorma” –“Turandot”- Shkodran Tolaj
- Chopin “Scherzo no 3” Shkelzen Baftiari
- Strauss II “Als floter Geist” –“ Der Zigeunerbaron” Shkodran Tolaj
- Bizet “Seguidila” –“Carmen” Besiana Mehmedi
- Klamman “Grüss mein wien” – “Gräfin Mariz” Shkodran Tolaj
- Lehar “Volgalied” “Der Zarevitsch” Shkodran Tolaj
- Gjoni “Lulebore” Shkodran Tolaj, Besiana Mehmedi
- arbereshe “Moj e bukura More” Shkodran Tolaj, Besiana Mehmedi
- Jakova “Margjelo” Besiana Mehmedi, Shkodran Tolaj
Shkodran Tolaj is an Albanian classical music singer who has performed in the German musical and arts scene for more than a decade. His latest vocal specialization was with the world-famous Mexican music professor Francisco Araiza. During his collaboration with Mr. Araiza, Mr. Tolaj performed the roles of Puccini. He also played the roles of Rodolfo and Pinkerton at the “La Boehme” and “Madam Butterfly” operas respectively. He has also collaborated with the “Orso” Philharmonic Orchestra when he played the role of Barinkay in the operetta “Zigeunbaron” of J. Strauss. With the same orchestra, he also conducted the vocal recording of Symphony Nr. 1 of A. Scriabin. Mr. Tolaj, apart from playing major classical opera characters, has also performed in modern musical pieces. He was part of the cast of the “Frafin Mariza” opera of E. Kalmman with his role of Tasilos. His two other musical performances were in the “West Side Story” of L. Bernestein (Tonny) and “Dance of the Vampires” of Jim Steinman (Graf von Krolock). In one of its musical reviews, the German newspaper “Baditsche Zeitung” praised Mr. Tolaj for his unique and high pitched voice which it claimed is “mesmerizing to the public.” Tenor Tolaj has also performed in the French and Swiss musical scenes where he has been distinguished as a multi-dimensional tenor who is able to adapt to different roles and characters from a wide ranging musical periods. Mr. Tolaj has recently returned to the Balkans and is contributing to the musical scenes of Kosova, Albania, and Macedonia. He has performed several solo concerts recently, including “The Spring Sounds” with the Macedonian National Theater of Opera and Ballet in October 2014 where he performed some of the world’s most challenging aria. Consequently, the concert was greatly received and appraised by the media and public. Mr. Tolaj has also released a classical music album titled “Impressions”. At the same time, he has performed along with the renowned Macedonian musical assembles, including his performance along with the famous troika of VAM, composed of professor Marija Gjoshevka – piano, Vladimir Kostov- violin, and Aleksader Kotevski – violoncello. Mr. Tolaj also was part of the concert held in Bitola/Manastir in November, 2015 where he performed along with the Albanian National Theater of Opera and Ballet. Some of Mr. Tolaj’s concerts have been broadcasted live on the national public stations and have received wide media coverage.Since 2016, Shkodran Tola is an active composer and organizer of musical events. Mr. Tolaj currently serves as the Director of two music festivals dedicated to children and youth. He has also composed several successful musical pieces and has produced the music for the documentary film “Rexhep Taka” which has been broadcasted by the National TV Station “RTK.” Mr. Tolaj has also produced musical work to mark the 10th anniversary of the Kosovo’s independence and has participated in numerous classic musical concerns and TV shows in both Macedonia and Albania.
Shkelzen Baftiari (10.08.1986 – Tetovo, Macedonia) finished his primary and high school at the Music – Ballet School Center “Ilija Nikolovski-Luj” in Skopje in the class of Professor Ludmilla Romanova. He graduated with “Cum Laude” in Music Academy – Skopje in the class of Professor Boris Romanov, and he did master studies with Professor Simon Trpceski.
Shkelzen Baftiari has participated in many concerts in Macedonia and abroad. Besides this, he is also the winner of many international competitions and competitions held in his country. Some of them include: first prize in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), Laureate at the International Competition “Valentino Bucchi” in Rome (Italy), second prize at the International Competition “Nikolai Rubinstein” in Paris (France), second prize in Torino (Italy), first prize at the International Competition “Schumann-Brahms” in Plovdiv(Bulgaria). In april 2007 he was the winner of the Special First Prize at The Republic Competition, in august 2013 first special prize in “Lake pearls” – Struga, Macedonia.
He has given recitals in Skopje, Pristina, Tirana, Sofia, Belgrade, Ohrid (Ohrid summer) and has performed as a soloist with Macedonian Philharmonic, London City Philharmonic, Kosovo Philharmonic Orchester, Albanian RTSH Orchester and with the Symphonic Orchester of the Faculty of Musical Arts in Skopje.
Shkelzen Baftiari beside his recordings at the Macedonian Radio – Television (MRT), at the Albanian Television (TVSH) and at the Radio Television of Kosovo(RTK), is a regular follower of the seminars in Ohrid during “Ohrid Summer” held by professor, Boris Romanov.