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Tefta Tashko-Koço

Musical Artist

Tefta Tashko-Koço Tefta Tashko-Koço (1910–1947) was a very well known Albanian singer of the 1930s. She was posthumously awarded the prestigious title People's Artist of Albania. Tefta Tashko was born in Faiyum, Egypt where her parents had emigrated at the end of the 19th century. In 1921 the family moved back to Korçë, Albania and in 1927 Tefta left for France to learn singing at the Montpellier Conservatoire. From 1932 to 1936 she studied singing in the Paris Conservatoire under André Gresse, Declamation lyrique with Salignac and Maintien and Art Mimique with G. Wague. She returned permanently to Albania in 1936 where she performed in operatic and chamber music as well as Albanian urban songs. She was asked to encore the songs several times in each concert she has performed in Albania. She recorded Albanian urban lyric songs for the Columbia Society in Italy in 1937 and 1942 She was a singer on Radio Tirana since its foundation in 28 November 1938. Tefta Tashko sang especially songs written specifically for her from the Albanian composer Kristo Kono. She married Kristaq Koço and had a son, Eno Koço, Merited Artist of Albania, well known Albanian music scholar and music director. Tefta Tashko died  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1910
Place of birth
Al Fayyum

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