Thursday 28 October 2010
Selim Ishmaku passed away
On Tuesday morning the Artistic Director of last years Festivali i këngës, Selim Ishmaku died at the age of 59 after suffering from a whole year of cancer, tell his friend Alfred Kaçinari according to Balkanweb.com
He died at home where he lived with wife and his 2 children.
Since 2000 he was working for the RadioTelevisionSHqiptar as an instrumentalist, composer and conductor of the Orchestra of the RTSH, that always plays live at the Festivali i këngës.
Ishmaku, known for his activity as instrumentalist, composer and conductor, of ten years working in the Albanian Radio Television. His artistic career began in the Army Ensemble as violinist, worked at the Cultural Center for Children and Radio Tirana where he was editor of the music.
In the 45th edition of the FiK (2006) he was honoured for his work with the orchestra. Edmond Zhulali (Composer of 'Image of you' and 'Carry me into your dreams') called his death a great loss for the of an artist that was known for his orchestra work.