Petrit Çeku

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Petrit Çeku
Born 1985
Prizren, Yugoslavia
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar

Petrit Çeku (born 2 June 1985) is a Kosovo-Albanian classical guitarist.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Prizren, Kosovo, Çeku was inspired to play guitar by his father from the age of six.[3] He attended the Lorenc Antoni music school from age 9 to 17, where he took lessons in classical guitar from Luan Sapunxhiu.

In 2002, Çeku was invited by Xhevdet Sahatxhija to study in Zagreb, Croatia, at the Pavao Markovac school of music. In 2008, Çeku graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music in the renowned class of Darko Petrinjak. From 2009–13 he went on to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA.[4][5]

Çeku has performed many recitals throughout Europe and the Americas and was a soloist with orchestras such as Baltimore Symphony, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg and Zagreb Philharmonic. He also appears regularly with the famed Zagreb Soloists and is a founding member of Guitar Trio Elogio.[6][7]

He regularly performs at music festivals such as Next Generation Festival,[8] Samobor Festival,[9] Panama Guitar Festival,[10] Moscow Guitar Virtuosi [11] and Pristina’s Remusica Festival.[12] He also teaches regularly at the Polish Guitar Academy[13] and the Young Masters Samobor Festival.[14]

Petrit Çeku plays on a guitar made by Ross Gutmeier.[15]

Awards[edit]

Prizes[edit]

  • 2012 Parkening International Guitar Competition, Malibu, California[16][17][18]
  • 2011 Allentown Symphony Schadt String Competition, Allentown, Pennsylvania[19]
  • 2011 Maurizio Biasini International Guitar Competition, Bologna, Italy[20]
  • 2007 Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition, Alessandria, Italy[21][22]
  • 2005 Ferdo Livadic Competition, Samobor, Croatia, Best Concert Performance[23]
  • 2004 Andres Segovia International Competition for Young Guitarists, Velbert Germany[24]
  • 2004 Emilio Pujol Competition, Sassari, Italy[25]
  • 2003 All Croatia Competition, Dubrovnik, Croatia[26]
  • 2003 Anna Amalia Guitar Competition, Weimar, Germany[27]

Second Prizes[edit]

Other Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Çeku's first CD was released in 2008 at the Naxos label.[34][35][36] His recordings of Bach's complete cello suites, arranged by Valter Dešpalj, were released in 2016 under the Spanish label Eudora[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Kosovan guitarist wins Allentown string competition "The Morning Call" March 6, 2011
  2. ^ Curriculum Petrit Çeku
  3. ^ KosovoDiaspora.org
  4. ^ Peabody Institute, Barrueco Studio 2012-2013 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. ^ Kosovo 2.0
  6. ^ Guitar Trio Elogio Facebook
  7. ^ Young Masters International Musicians' Summer Class 2015 [2][permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Festival Next Generation Bad Ragaz:Petrit Çeku
  9. ^ Archive 9th Ferdo Livadić 2012
  10. ^ Facebook Panama Guitar Festival
  11. ^ Facebook Guitar Virtuosos Moscow International Festival
  12. ^ Facebook Remusica 2014 Petrit Çeku kitarë
  13. ^ Polish Guitar Academy A guitar night - Petrit Çeku
  14. ^ Young Masters International Young Musicians' Summer Class Petrit Çeku guitar [3]
  15. ^ Ross Gutmeier
  16. ^ Parkening International Guitar Competition 2012 Petrit Çeku
  17. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republika E Kosovës
  18. ^ Youtube Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez - Petrit Çeku
  19. ^ Kosovan Guitarist Wins Allentown String Competition "The Morning Call" March 6, 2011 [4]
  20. ^ Croatia.org Srdjan Bulat and Petrit Çeku take two tops spots at Maurizio Basini Oct 17, 2011 [5]
  21. ^ Pittaluga.org winners
  22. ^ Youtube Petrit Çeku winner 2007 Pittaluga Alessandria Competition
  23. ^ Samobor-Festival.com Archive 2013 Former Award Winners
  24. ^ Gitarrevelbert.de Results 2004
  25. ^ Vince Petrit Çeku... "La Nuova Sardegna" May 11, 2004
  26. ^ KosovoDiaspora.org
  27. ^ KosovoDiaspora.org
  28. ^ JoannFalletta.com 2012 Winners
  29. ^ Parkening International Guitar Competition History 2006
  30. ^ FloridaGuitarFoundation.org
  31. ^ Naxos.com Petrit Çeku
  32. ^ JoannFalletta.com 2012 Winners
  33. ^ FloridaGuitarFoundation.org
  34. ^ Petrit Çeku, Naxos Records
  35. ^ Naxos Guitar Collection Petrit Çeku
  36. ^ Guitar Recital, Petrit Çeku album
  37. ^ EudoraRecords.com