Altin Volaj is a highly versatile artist with diverse skills, including composing, performing, improvising, teaching, and conducting research. Currently residing in Bern, Switzerland, Altin has earned widespread recognition for his contributions to various music festivals, seminars, and workshops across Europe and America.
Altin's compositions have been conducted by renowned conductors and performed by prestigious ensembles like the Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars Ensemble, Darmstadt Summer School New Music Ensemble, the Greek Ensemble of New Music, the Alea III New Music Ensemble, the Left Bank Quartet, the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Opera Studio, and many others. He has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Canadian opera director Leon Major, Scottish contemporary vocalist Frances M Lynch, and German avant-garde singer/actress Frauke Aulbert.
Apart from his accomplishments as a composer, Altin has been actively involved in educational research and has conducted numerous courses, workshops, and seminars at renowned institutions like Boston University, the University of Maryland (College Park and Baltimore County campuses), the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMPT) at the University of Sussex, as well as more recently at the Hochschule der Künste Bern and Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.