Eneida Larti, D.M.A.
Eneida Larti enjoys a varied career as a performer, educator, and chamber musician. After emigrating from Albania in 1995, Larti continued her studies in the U.S., subsequently completing her degrees at Oklahoma City University (BM Piano, Piano-pedagogy), Indiana University (MM Piano), and University of Colorado-Boulder (DMA Piano). Her major teachers include Andrew Cooperstock, Karen Shaw, and Ernestine Scott.
In recent years, Larti has held positions at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Ouachita Baptist University where she taught piano pedagogy, applied piano, and group piano classes. She has served as an adjudicator for state events in Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, and Indiana. An active member of the Music Teachers National Association, Larti has presented at the MTNA National Convention and was awarded a grant by the MTNA Foundation in order to create an edition of intermediate piano pieces by Albanian composers of the Communist Era. She has also received grants from the National Piano Foundation for her pedagogical research related to group teaching.
As a performer, Larti has earned prizes in many competitions, such as the Tunnel Concerto Competition, MTNA competition, and Ladies’ Music Club competition among others, and performed throughout the United States, her home country of Albania, Turkey, and Switzerland. As a chamber musician, she has worked with and performed in master classes for Ralph Kirschbaum, Anne Epperson, David Salness and the world-renowned Takács Quartet. An experienced teacher, Eneida has taught at the collegiate level for the past 10 years and privately for more than 20 years. Her students regularly participate in competitions where they are regularly awarded top prizes.
Larti has served as the coordinator for the MTNA Young Artist and Chamber Music competitions in the state of Colorado since 2013. She is co-founder of AIM Arts, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities and funding for underprivileged students who wish to pursue music.