Setnor School of Music
Professor of Practice, Applied Music and Performance (Piano)
Albanian-born and raised pianist Ida Tili-Trebicka has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and China as orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. Trebicka has been featured in National Radio-Television, Italian Broadcasting Corporation RAI 2, and on local radio stations WCNY/Syracuse and WBFO/Buffalo.
She has performed chamber music concerts with members of Paris, Athens, Rome, Munich, and Bari-Italy Symphonic Orchestras, as well as regular chamber music appearances with the musicians of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. She made her New York City debut in January 2001 at Merkin Hall. In summer 2002, she was invited to perform as part of the summer series concert sponsored by the Italian Federation of Women of Arts, Professions, and Affairs (FIDAPA) and the University of Ancona, Italy. Other recent performances abroad include those in Florence, Italy, at the Galleria Dell’Accademia in 2006 as well as in China with SU’s Hendricks Chapel Choir. She performs regularly at the Cazenovia Counterpoint concert series as part of the Society for New Music events, as well as at Civic Morning Musicals concert series.
Trebicka is a recipient of numerous prizes, awards, scholarships, and fellowships, including Albania’s most prestigious national piano competition, SUSO Concerto Competition, and the piano prize in the Civic Morning Musicals Competition. She holds graduate degrees in piano performance from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, Albania, where she served as assistant professor of piano from 1985-1992, and Syracuse University.
Trebicka currently holds the position of music director at Saint Peters Episcopal Church in Cazenovia, New York, and resides in Manlius, New York.