Ardian Halimi (1990) is a Kosovar composer based in Hamburg, Germany. He studied composition at the University of Prishtina with Mendi Mengjiqi and with Alex Manassen at the artEZ Conservatory in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Shortly after, he continued his studies at the University of Music in Freiburg, Germany with Cornelius Schwehr and he also obtained his master’s degree with Johannes Schöllhorn.
His experiences during the master classes and workshops with composers such as Isabel Mundry, Marcel Reuter, Michalis Lapidakis, Ensemble Lucilin, Ensemble Recherche as well as at the »Donaueschinger Musiktage - Next generation 2017« have had a major impact on his path. In 2018 and 2019, Halimi was twice a winner of the composition competition of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kosovo with his chamber music pieces "Quartet" and "Inside-Out".
His music has been played in Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina performed by well-known soloists and ensembles of contemporary music, including Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Lucilin, Minguet Quartet, Tempus Konnex, German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orkest De Ereprijs, Trio Helix, Trio Sonora, Sinfonietta Ensemble, Ensemble of the New Music Institute in Freiburg and Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra.