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  • Renato RIPO was born in 1962 in Tirana, Albania
  • Current Country of Residence: Greece

Musical Studies in Albania:

  • Music School “Kongresi i Përmetit" in Tirana (1968-1972)
    Teacher(s): Afërdita Hasa (née Hasko)
  • Artistic School “Jordan Misja” in Tirana (1972-1980)
    Teacher(s): Ymer Skënderi, Gjovalin Lazri
  • Academy of Arts in Tirana (1981-1983)
    Teacher(s): Muharrem Denizi

Musical Studies Abroad:

  • Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in France (1983-1987)
    Teacher(s): Maurice Gendron

Current Occupation(s):

  • Principal Cellist in Camerata Orchestra of Friends of Music Society (Athens, Greece)
  • Professor of Cello in Athens Conservatory (Greece)



Renato Ripo was born in Albania and began his musical studies at age six. He continued his studies at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris in the class of Maurice Gendron where he graduated in 1987, and received the first prize honors. At the same time perfected his studies by attending the Tortellier, Navarra and Rostropovich. Upon his return to Tirana acts as Professor at the Academy of Arts of Tirana.
He has participated as soloist in hundreds of concerts and worked with renowned orchestras in Paris, the Orchestra of the RAI, the Bangkok Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Tirana, the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Orchestra of Cyprus, etc.
He has recorded major works for cello. It has received excellent reviews from many major magazines such as "The Strad Magazine". Continues until today to give Concerts and recitals in all the world. Since 1991 a member of the Camerata Orchestra of the Friends of Music Society, the position of the leading cellist.

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