“As an International Artist I have had the privilege to perform on
the finest pianos in the world.
I have chosen the Mason & Hamlin among all other pianos
because of the incomparable clarity of sound, it's richness of tone,
and the level of expression this piano affords me.
In truth, the Mason & Hamlin piano speaks in my heart as no other
piano I have played before.”
Concert pianist Elida Dakoli is the latest classical artist to endorse the Mason & Hamlin piano.
Born in Albania, Ms. Dakoli began piano lessons at the age of 6, had her first solo recital at the age of 12, and at 16 years of age she began winning numerous international awards and competitions. At age 22, this young virtuoso launched her career with multi-national tour of Europe, captivating audiences wherever she played with her passionate interpretations.
Soon thereafter Ms. Dakoli was awarded the prestigious “Artiste e Talentuar” grant from the Albanian Ministry of Culture. Ms. Dakoli followed with master classes at the Concert Performance Department of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, with Professors Wolfgang Watzinger and Krassimira Jordan. Professor Jordan recognized Ms. Dakoli’s exceptional talent and invited her to pursue studies at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. In 2005, Ms. Dakoli graduated from Baylor University with a Master of Music in Piano Performance.
"Elida Dakoli is an elegant pianist, whose musical gifts have her poised on the edge of a brilliant career. We're proud and honored that this exceptional young artist has joined our roster," commented Mason & Hamlin's director of Artist Relations, Jan Glazier.