Petrit Çeku

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Petrit Çeku’s exquisite sensibility and expressiveness have attracted and engaged audiences worldwide. He has performed many recitals throughout the world and was a soloist with major symphonic orchestras such as Baltimore Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic, State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Pannon Philharmonic and Zagreb Philharmonic. He collaborates regularly with The Zagreb Soloists and is a founding member of Guitar Trio Elogio.

Hailed by Calgary Herald as “an effortless player, with a strong, projecting sound”, Çeku is the first prize winner of many international guitar competitions, including the most prestigious ones like Parkening (Malibu, USA), Schadt (Allentown, USA), Biasini (Bologna, Italy), and Pittaluga (Alessandria, Italy).

Çeku graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music in the class of Darko Petrinjak and continued studies in Baltimore, USA at the Peabody Conservatory in the class of Manuel Barrueco. Petrit Çeku teaches Chamber Music for Guitar, a special graduate study dedicated to chamber music, at The University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

Çeku’s recordings have been released by Naxos, BuntArt and Eudora records. His album The Cello Suites was nominated for ICMA awards. The recording sessions for this album, which includes Bach’s complete cello suites, were the subject of award-winning documentary film ‘Sarabande’ by Kaltrina Krasniqi.

Petrit Çeku is a D’Addario artist and plays on a Ross Gutmeier guitar.