The Albanian violinist Tedi Papavrami, who has won several prizes, began a successful career as a soloist and chamber musician in the 1990s. He has collaborated with conductors and partners such as Antonio Pappano, F.X. Roth, Gilbert Varga, Nelson Goerner and Martha Argerich. His recording of Eugène Ysaÿe’s 6 sonatas for solo violin and the sonata for 2 violins by the same composer (played with Svetlin Roussev) received a Diapason d’Or in June 2014 and the “choc” of the magazines Diapason and Classica. Also passionate about literature, Tedi Papavrami is the official French translator of the works of Ismail Kadaré. He is now based in Geneva, where he has been teaching violin at the HEM since September 2008.