The Republic of Kosovo, capital city Pristina, is a land-locked country in the Balkans in south-eastern Europe, also known as Dardania, and formerly part of Yugoslavia.

Music in Kosovo is similar to that found in neighbouring Albania, and in the former Yugoslav countries.

A baked-clay ocarina, thought to be at least eight thousand years old, was discovered in the village of Runik. It is the oldest musical instrument found in Kosovo, and one of the oldest ocarinas to be discovered in Europe.


A selection of articles about Kosovo

Ensemble. Top of the Liszt - Robert McCarney marvels at the music making of young Kosovar pianist Melisa Ibrahimi

Spotlight. Compelling Throughout - Gerald Fenech warmly recommends Karl Jenkins' 'The Armed Man'. '... the performance is one of the most moving I've heard in recent times ...'

Ensemble. Present-day Concerns - Mike Wheeler listens to music by Valentin Silvestrov and Karl Jenkins