Redi Hasa is a magician of cantabile playing and a master of virtuosistic panache. The flamboyant first solo album of Ludovico Einaudi's Cello player.
Born into a musical family, Albanian cellist and composer Redi Hasa began to study the cello at the age of seven at the "Virtuosi Of Tirana" Music School.
He graduated the Tirana Academy of Fine Arts 1998, granting a scholarship for the "Tito Schipa" Conservatory of Music in Lecce, Italy, where he got a further degree in 2007.
Redi's outstanding talent soon contributed to the so-called Reinassance of the traditional music in South Italy working with the most renowned Taranta musicians. He also collaborated with King Naat Veliov's Kocani Orkestar, Ambrogio Sparanga, Boban Markovic, Bobby McFerrin, Paolo Fresu, among others… With organetto player Claudio Prima, he established and toured the projects "Adria" and "Bandadriatica" in many music festivals in Europe.
In 2008, he joined the "Notte Della Taranta Orchestra", consecutively directed by: Mauro Pagani, Ludovico Einaudi, Goran Bregovic and Giovanni Sollima.
In 2010, he started a very successful duo with singer Maria Mazzotta, recording two albums and appearing in many international festivals.
Since 2012, Redi is member of the Ludovico Einaudi band, featured in his album "In A Time Lapse" and in his worldwide tours. More recently, he has been recording with Robert Plant.
* Robert Plant "Carry Fire" (Nonesuch/Warner Bros) 2017
A new album from Decca Records and the team behind global sensation Ludovico Einaudi is to be released exploring the inspiring story of a young man caught up in the Albanian conflict in the early 1990s, as he navigates his new life in Italy with his most prized possession: a stolen cello.
The younger son of a cello teacher in Tirana, Albania and a choreographer at the Academy of Tirana, Redi Hasa learnt the entire cello repertoire by the age of 13, performing on an instrument owned by the state Music Academy. In 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell, Albania hurtled towards civil war, overwhelmed by poverty and financial unrest.