Albanians Fighting Cancer USA Presents: AFC Gala Concert
AFC Gala Concert with INVA MULA (soprano) and GENC TUKIÇI (piano)
Inva Mula is an Albanian opera lyric soprano, Laureate of the prestigious French order of "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres". She won the first Prize in the 1993 Paris Operalia competition organized by Placido Domingo and an international career followed, establishing her as the most promising coloratura soprano. She has won many international awards and performed around the world for the past 30 years. She has sung in Lucia di Lammermoor, La Bohème, Manon, and many other productions, and as a renowned Violetta in La Traviata. Her rendition of "Il dolce suono" taken from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor's" madness scene was part of the soundtrack of the Luke Besson's film The Fifth Element. She lives in Paris and frequently visits Albania to both perform and direct where she recently directed the operetta "Karnavalet" in Tirana, Albania.
Genc Tukiçi is an Albanian-French pianist and composer who studied at the Conservatory of Tirana and then obtained the Soloist Diploma from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris - Alfred Cortot, where he is currently a professor. Listen to the movement of his fingers, his interpretation. Devoid of ego, he has an enviable way of making music sound so close to you, and you feel like an orchestra is playing, not just a piano. Genc is blessed with a miraculously rounded tone which retained its warmth both at explosive climactic points in the music and at those moments that call for a beautifully veiled pianissimo. His international career as a concert pianist includes the "Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad" in Switzerland, Salle Gaveau and "Salle Cortot" in Paris, at the Théâtre antique d'Orange, and CAMI Hall in New York City among many other venues around the world.
All proceeds from this concert will benefit Albanians Fighting Cancer - USA. As a non-profit charity organization run 100% by volunteers, all proceeds from this concert will be used to directly address the needs of individuals and families that are impacted by a cancer diagnosis, as well as raising cancer prevention awareness in our community.