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Players in Profile: Sander Kostallari

© Steven Jarvi, 2020
First violinist Sander Kostallari has been playing with the Dearborn Symphony for 20 years, serving as both substitute Concertmaster and Assistant Concertmaster on numerous occasions. He started playing violin at the age of 6 in Albania when his parents first recognized his interest in singing, listening to and watching classical music concerts on TV. Sander enjoys basketball and biking, and has spent most of his time at home walking and biking his neighborhood, keeping up with his three children, and playing the violin in the backyard. He says he has been playing some outdoor weddings and the like, but looks forward to returning to the concert hall.
Listen To This
BACH: "Tempo di Borea" from Solo Partita No. 1 in B Minor

“I recorded this piece in the beginning of April, when the news about Covid 19 was getting worse. I went to work and started to learn it because:

1) It gave me something certain during that time of uncertainty 
2) It lifted me up--the piece is a dance and although written a minor key, it has a light and happy feel. It felt in contrast to what was going on then.

I think of this music like a novel with a story told by harmony and melody. Listen for the chord progressions, different nuances, characters and phasing."
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