Petrit ÇEKU


Petrit ÇEKU
Guitarist

Guitarist Petrit Çeku (Kosovo, 1985) started his studies with Laun Sapunxhiu in his hometown Prizren. In 2002, he continues his studies with Xhevdet Sahatçiu and Darko Petrinjak on the Zagreb Music Academy. He then studied with Manuel Barrueco on Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore (USA).

He was awarded 9 First Prizes on international guitar competitions, such as Anna Amalia in Weimar (Germany), Andrés Segovia in Velbert (Germany), Schadt in Allentown (USA), Michele Pittaluga in Alessandria (Italy) and Christopher Parkening in Malibu (USA).

His first CD was released in 2008 by American recording label Naxos. He has been awarded by Croatian Musical Youth with Ivo Vuljević Prize (2005), furthermore by Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra with The Young Musician of the Year Award (2008) and has won Ferdo Livadić Competition (2005) organized by Samobor Music Autumn Festival. He held concerts throughout Europe and North America, as a member of chamber ensembles or as a soloist. He performed as a soloist with several renowned symphony orchestras, such as Baltimore Symphony, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Zagreb Philharmonic, Albanian Radio-television Symphonic Orchestra, Kosovo Philharmonic, etc.