Academy of Arts, Tirana, BM
Boston Conservatory, GPD
Albanian cellist Edevaldo Mulla was born in 1982, in Korce (Albania). He started cello lessons when he was 6 years old. In 2004, he finished the Academy of Arts in Tirana and received bachelor diploma in Prof. Astrit Selita’s class (with Gold Medal). During this period, he had rich activities of performing as a member of several orchestras. Mr. Mulla debuted as a soloist with orchestra in Albania when he was just 9 years old. In 1999, he successfully made his first recital concert in his birth town Korca. In 2003 Mr. Mulla was the winner of the international competition “The Earth’s Songs” (Albania). Next year, in the same competition, he won the special prize. He performed “Variations on A-string” by Paganini as a soloist in collaboration with Tirana Academy Orchestra. His soloist life continued intensively after graduating from the Academy. Mr. Mulla has taught cello at the Conservatory of Tirana ‘Jordan Misja’. He has performed for and worked with famous artists such as David Ying, Michael Tetel, Alain Menuir, Ammy Flamer, and Christian Ivaldi.
Mr. Mulla has also participated in festivals of Contemporary Music in Albania, performing as a member of orchestra, also as a soloist. In 2007, he moved from Tirana to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and continued his artistic life as a principal cello of Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has also performed Elgar Cello Concerto with the Orchestra. In 2011, Mr. Mulla received scholarship from the Boston Conservatory to study Graduate Performance Diploma. He is a member of the Jemur Piano Trio, an honors ensemble of The Boston Conservatory with which he has toured to Abania, Italy, and Lithuania (as a part of the International Summer Music Festival “Vivace Vilnius”). Mr. Mulla is playing on an Oded Kishony cello from the Virtu Foundation.