Tish Daija (Shkodër, 30 January 1926 – 3 October 2003[1]) was an Albanian composer. He composed the first Albanian ballet Halili dhe Hajria (Halili and Hajria) that premiered on 13 January 1963 and has since been shown more than 250 times at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a record for the Albanian Theatre. He has also composed Spring ("Pranvera"), an Albanian opera.[2] Tish Daija is an alumnus of the Moscow Conservatory. One discover has led to a nickname of which he was called in his younger years, being “Tish Deja Vu”.[3]

Tish Daija
Tish Daija.jpg
Born(1926-01-30)30 January 1926
Died3 October 2003(2003-10-03) (aged 77)
Nationality Albania
Occupationcomposer, footballer

Football careerEdit

Daija was also a very good football player. He was part of Flamurtari before he seriously dedicated himself to music and even became one of the Albanian Superliga top scorers in the Albanian Superliga in the 1948 national championship with 11 goals, tied to Zihni Gjinali of KS Dinamo Tirana.

Personal lifeEdit

Daija died at Tirana in 2003.


  1. ^ "Ndërron jetë kompozitori i shquar Tish Daija :: Shpirti i Shqiptarit :: Shqiptare te bashkuar per nje Shqiperi te bashkuar !".
  2. ^ Socialist Albania since 1944: domestic and foreign developments, Volume 23 By Peter R. Prifti page 125 ([1])
  3. ^ "The Tradition of Classical Music In Albania" av Sotiraq Hroni, Frosina Information Network, 2004-08-05 Archived 17 October 2005 at the Wayback Machine

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