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  • Edison PASHKO was born in 1973 in Korce, Albania
  • Current Country of Residence: Austria

Musical Studies in Albania:

  • Music School "Tefta Tashko Koço" in Korce (1980-1992)
    Teacher(s): Kostika Tanto, Pirro Tome
  • Academy of Arts in Tirana (1992-1993)
    Teacher(s): Gëzim Laro

Musical Studies Abroad:

  • University of Music in Graz, Austria (1993-1998)
    Teacher(s): Florian Kitt
  • University of Music in Wien, Austria (1998-2001)
    Teacher(s): Valentin Erben

Current Occupation(s):

  • Cellist in Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna Philharmonic), Austria



First Cello Lessons since 1980 in Korçë with Kostika Tanto and later with Pirro Tome. Abitur in July 1992.
A year studying cello in Academy of Arts in Tirana with Gëzim Laro. Furthermore, 1993-1998 cello studies in the University of Music in Graz (Austria) with prof. Florian Kitt and 1998-2001 in the University of Music in Wien with prof. Valentin Erben.
Fellowship of "Alban Berg" Foundation. Diploma with distinction.
Regular temporary helps in the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna at the Volksoper, Vienna State Opera (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra). Continues-time contracts since 2005 at the Vienna State Opera.
Since 2009 member of the Association of the Vienna State Opera (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra).
Edison Pashko plays a violoncello by Matteo Albany 1701.

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