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Xheni Rroji

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Albanian born pianist Xheni (Jenny) Rroji has had a prolific career in music from the young age of 12. After winning the National Piano Competition in Albania, she was given the opportunity to study in France through a George Soros scholarship for young artists. In France, Ms. Rroji conducted a career as a soloist and was also very active as a chamber musician. She won her first international prize at the age of 14 at the Concours International de Migron in France. A year later she was a prizewinner at the Concours International de Musique en Aquitaine and Concours International de Hyeres-Maryse Cheylan. Among other prizes she was, for three consecutive times, the recipient of the Rotary Club Scholarship and the Soroptimist Club prize.

Ms. Rroji has given recitals in leading Parisian venues such as Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot and Palais des Congres. As a concerto soloist, she has performed with the Bordeaux-Aquitaine Chamber Orchestra, Les Musiciens de la Pree, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, L’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the National Radio and the Opera Symphony Orchestra in Albania. Ms. Rroji arrived in New York in 1998 and has been active as a soloist and as a collaborator ever since. She was invited to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space in 2003, Elebash Hall, Riverside Cathedral, Steinway Hall, Engelman Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center and has been featured in WQXR and WNYC.

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