National Theater of Opera, Ballet and Folk Ensemble announced the bad news through a message on social networks. Albanian horn player Andrea Canaj lost the battle today with Covid-19 at the age of 59.
"The National Theater of Opera, Ballet and Folk Ensemble, with deep sorrow learned the death of the horn player Andrea Canaj. Andrea Canaj passed away today at the age of 59 after a fight with Covid-19, which he could not win. Corniste Canaj started his artistic career in 1988 at the Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra and from 1990 to 2000 he was 1° Horn player at Symp.Orch. of Albanian RTV, Prof.at the University of the Arts & President of "Artists Interprets" Society. He is known for his optimism and is fondly remembered by his musician friends to whom he has always been close. The artist has been active in many artistic activities. The National Theater of Opera, Ballet and Folk Ensemble expresses its condolences to the family, relatives, friends, associates and admirers who applauded him throughout his career," is said in the TKOBAP post.