Pirro Çako

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Pirro Çako
Born (1965-11-19) November 19, 1965 (age 51)
Tirana, Albania
Nationality Albanian
Occupation singer, composer

Pirro Çako is an Albanian singer and composer. In 1988, he won the Festivali i Këngës as a composer with the song E duam lumturinë (English: We love happiness). The song was interpreted by Parashqevi Simaku. He has so far issued two albums: Herët a vonë (English: Sooner or Later) in June 2004 and including 15 songs, and more recently, a second album, Mos më krahaso (English: Don't Compare Me), a set of 12 songs. In a collaboration with composer Ardit Gjebrea, Çako wrote the song It's All About You (Albanian: Nuk mundem pa ty), interpreted by Juliana Pasha for the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

Life[edit]

Çako was born on 19 November 1965 in Tirana, Albania, to tenor Gaqo Çako and soprano Luiza Çako. Çako graduated from the Academy of Music and Arts of Albania and later obtained a degree in the École Normale de Musique de Paris for film music composing.[1]

In 1988 E duam lumturinë (English: We want happiness), a song written by Çako, won the Albanian national festival. The song was interpreted by Parashqevi Simaku and has now transformed into an anthem of the children.[1]

His duet with Rovena Dilo Për një çast më ndali zemra (English: For a moment my heart stopped) is considered to be one of Çako's best performances. The song participated in and won the Kënga Magjike (2001), a well-known musical event in Albania.[1]

In 2010 in a collaboration with Ardit Gjebrea Çako wrote the song "It's All About You" (Albanian: Nuk mundem pa ty), interpreted by Juliana Pasha for the Albanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The song won the festival, and later it was written and performed in English. Pirro Çako also composed a song for Rovena Dilo in Rtsh Festival 2001 called AntiNostradamus (Antinostradamus) and participated in Rtsh 2009 with a song written by him & composed by him called "Nje Tjeter Jete" (English: Another Life) which received 4th place out of 20 participants.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Çako is the former husband of opera soprano, Inva Mula whom he married in 1987. According to their divorce files, Çako separated from Mula in 2007 and a divorce was completed in 2010 after 23 years of marriage. Çako and Mula have a son, Anthony Tchako, born in 1995 in Paris France, where the couple shared a dwelling.[2]

Albums[edit]

Çako published his first album Herët a vonë (English: Sooner or Lateer) in June 2004. The album contains 15 songs, solos and duos with Rovena Dilo, Mariza Ikonomi, Redon Makashi, as well as Çako's former wife Inva Mula, a well-known soprano. In 2006, he issued a second album Mos më krahaso (English: Don't Compare Me), a set of 12 songs, including the joyful "Letër Dashurie" (English: Love Letter).[1]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Festivali i Këngës

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1988 "E duam lumturinë" First Prize As Composer Won
2010 "Nuk mundem pa ty" First Prize As Songwriter Won

Kënga Magjike

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2001 "Për një çast më ndali zemra (ft.Rovena Dilo)" First Prize Won
2003 "Unë Ai, Ti, Ajo" Best Songwriter in Festival Won
2004 "Leter dashurie" Cesk Zadeja Prize Won
Third Prize Won
2008 "Anjushka" Hit Song Won
2010 "Mirëmbrëma si je" Best Songwriter in Festival Won
Second Prize Won
2011 "Vetem Buje (ft.Vedat Ademi)" Style Song Won
Second Prize Won
2012 "Dalldisa" Best Artistic Contribution Won

Kult Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "Miku im" Best Album of the Year Won

Video Fest Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "Ah, moj dashuria ime!" Best Video / First Prize Nominated
Best Male Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Production Nominated
Best Camera Nominated
2008 "Engjell apo djallë" Best Camera Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography". Self published. 
  2. ^ Shekulli (01/08/2010). "Vendimi gjyqësor, historia e divorcit të Invës e Pirro Çakos".  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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