An eclectic highly talented musician who has more than two decades of musical experience behind him, a prestigious career during which he has collaborated with international names and received many awards and acknowledgments. Olen was born with music in his veins and an inborn capacity to improvise, but it is above all his light-heartedness and profound modesty which make each and every note freed as if by magic from his violin great, compassionate, passionate, dulcet and sincere. A soul-inspired violin, almost an extension of Olen’s very being.
Ervin Dhimo - Born In Tirana, Albania In 1972, Ervin Dhimo’s Love Of Music Developed Naturally In A House Where His Father’s Paintings, Mother’s Strength, And Brother’s Musicianship Abounded. After Completing One Year At The Conservatory Of Music In Tirana, He Moved To Athens, Greece And Began His Bass Studies At Philippos Nakas Conservatory. There He Met His Mentor And Friend Yiotis Kiurtsoglou, An International Bass Master Who Introduced Ervin To The Music Of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Bill Evans And Jaco Pastorius. It Was At This Time In Ervin’s Life When He Began To Understand And Appreciate The Depth Of Jazz. In 1998 Ervin Graduated From Nakas Conservatory And Received A Scholarship From Berklee College Of Music In Boston, Massachusetts USA. After Graduating From Berklee In 2000 With A Concentration In Performance, He Quickly Became One Of The Most Sought After And Influential Bass Players In The New England Area, Sharing The Stage With Talented Musicians Such As Bruce Bartlett, Steve Hunt, Bob Gulloti, Herman Jonhson, Pat Loomis, Frank Willkins, Leo Genovese, Steve Langone, Will Hudgins, Niki Gillespie, Sam Kinninger, Mike Tucker And Many Others.
He Also Studied With The Guru Of Jazz Charlie Banacos.
His Many Performance Credits Includes Invitations To:
- Salem Jazz Festival, Salem, Massachusetts, United States, 2010
- InterAct4 @ Take Five Jazz Club In Tirana, Albania, 2008
- Boston Jazz Festival VIP Tent (2007) Etc.
Cazova Duo [ Turkey ] Seren Akyoldas – performed in many prestigious festivals including International Istanbul Jazz Festival, METU Jazzfest, Izmir Jazz Festival. Bodrum Jazz Days, Eskisehir International Jazz Festival. During her studies in opera with Ayse Sezerman, in 2007,she won second prize in opera ensemble category of “Jugend Musiziert” , which is organized by Deutscher Musikrat. Having participated to the “International Duluth Summer Arts Opera Performance Festival” with full grant, she performed in Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor in the States.She has performed in many prestigious concert venues including Hagia Irene, AKM , CKM, Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, Cemil Topuzlu Harbiye Amphitheater, Lütfi Kirdar Concert Hall, Aksanat, Albert Long Hall, Ankara Contemporary Art Center, Izmir Kültür Sanat, French, Italian and Austrian Institutes of Culture in Turkey. Seren Akyoldas has traveled to Italy and Germany for a series of concerts.