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  • Klaudio ZOTO was born in 2003 in Tirana, Albania
  • Nationality: Albanian
  • Current Country of Residence: Albania

Musical Studies in Albania:

  • Artistic School "Jordan Misja" in Tirana (2009 - to present)
    Teacher(s): Ritvana Selita (née Arapi)

Musical Studies Abroad:

  • Academy “Walter Stauffer” in Cremona, Italy (2018 - to present)
    Teacher(s): Antonio Meneses



Klaudio Zoto started playing cello in the age of 6. In the same age, he made bis first concert debut in Opera Theatre, Tirana. In the age of 7, he won the first absolute prize in ArsKosova competition in Kosovo. Since then, he has received first prizes in different competitions such as: Tirana Talent competition (First Prize, Virtuoso Price) Agimus Competition Padova, Italy (First Prize) Concorso Euritmia Udine, Italy (First prize) Polyhymnia International Competition Skopje (First Prize and Grand Prix Laureat) Pjeter Gaci Competition (First Prize and Grand Prix Laureat).
From February to April 2018 he was participant and finalist of the talent show Virtuozet (Prodiges). In June 2018, he won “Albanian Young Musicians”, the national selection for Eurovision Young Musicians, where he represented Albania for the first time.
Klaudio has done 7 recitals in and abroad. In Albania he has played in the most important halls such as: University of Arts Hall, Opera Theatre Hall etc. In the age of 10, he had concerts in Berlin and Italy with “Tirana Youth Orchestra” where he played Vivaldi Concerto RV401 (conducted by him) and premiere of Ymer Skenderi’s Sonatina.
Klaudio has had masterclasses with well-known world cellists as: Antonio Meneses, David Geringas, Anssi Karttunen, Leonid Gorokhov, Yann Vaigot, Miltiadis Cassaras.
From September 2018, he is student of Antonio Meneses in Accademia “Walter Stauffer”, Cremona.

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