Edlira Bardeli is an active piano soloist, chamber music performer, and piano teacher with over 25 years of experience who has performed in Europe and in the United States. Her professional training began at the age of six with Hungarian professor Maria Rafael.
Edlira graduated with Honors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, Albania, where she worked as a piano professor. At the same time, she was also a piano professor at the National School of Music in Tirana. Later in her career she moved to Italy where she kept developing her skills performing in concerts as a soloist and in chamber music while teaching with great passion to her students. In 2009 she completed her Master's degree with Summa Cum Laude in Chamber Music at Conservatorio "Giuseppe Nicolini" in Piacenza, Italy, where she had annual academic scholarships for her piano collaborations with the instrumental and ensemble students from 2006 to 2010.
She also attended the advanced course of harpsichord at Conservatorio “Giuseppe Nicolini” further developing her professional repertoire and expertise. Edlira worked as a collaborative pianist at the conservatory where she collaborated with the classes of M° Marco Decimo - cello, M° Paolo Beltramini - clarinet, M° Anna Sorrento - piano, and M° Lorenzo Missaglia flute. She also had collaborations with Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan and Conservatorio “Arrigo Boito” in Parma contributing in particular to the interpretation of unpublished or rarely performed repertoire with pieces by composers from Italy and abroad. She performed pieces by contemporary composers and performed with the orchestra of the conservatory and the Piacenza Philharmonic Orchestra.
Edlira has performed in master classes with Konstantin Bogino, Peter Nelson, Michael Richards, Francoise Ogeas, Linda Dusman, Anatole Lieberman, and Burkhard Schaeffer. Under her guidance, Edlira’s students have won awards in Albania, Italy, and internationally in Europe.
In 2011 she moved with her family to the United States where she continues her activity as a pianist and teaches with great passion to students of all ages. Since 2011 she is a piano instructor at The Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch. Her recent performances include featuring in the Spring Branch piano trio and quintet and collaborating with her friend and cello player Artan Zhuri and violinists Michael Fahey and Anabel Ramirez. She is also a pianist with the Lone Star College where she has performed with the choir and orchestra in concerts such as Handel's “Messiah” and musicals such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and “Les Misérables”. Edlira Bardeli has been a member of EPTA (European Piano Teacher Association) since 1977, a member of Piano Association “Frédérich Chopin” since 1998, a member of BAMTA (Bay Area Music Teachers Association) since 2015, and she is a part of the teaching directory of RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) - Canada.