Idlir Shyti

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I am a professional cellist, member of Southbank Sinfonia looking for freelancing in London.

Idlir Shyti is an Albanian cellist currently a member of Southbank Sinfonia. He studied with Anssi Karttunen in Paris, Richard Lester in London and Maurizio Gambini in Italy. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Sudwestdeutsche Kammerorchester, the Orchestra del Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, the New Philharmonic Orchestra Tirana, collaborating with conductors such as Giovanni Pelliccia, Silvia Massarelli, Hannes Kramer. He has performed in venues such as the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Red Hall in Pristina, Charlton House and V&A Museum in London and Salle Cortot in Paris amongst many others.  Idlir has also performed in festivals such as the Rome Chamber Music Festival, Different Trains Festival, the Festival Atlante Sonoro, the Festival Musica a Roma per Roma in Italy, the Rutesheim Cello Academy in Germany and the Cello Biennale in Netherlands. Competition success includes First Prize at the International Competition Mozartiana 2006, receiving the ‘Il Portico d’Argento’ in 2012 and ‘Adriana Gianuzzi’ Awards in 2013. Idlir has participated in numerous masterclasses with renowned cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Hoffman, Giovanni Sollima, Wen Sinn Yang, Jérôme Pernoo, Johanes Goritzki, Enrico Dindo amongst others, as well as chamber music masterclasses  with Thomas Gould, Raphael Oleg, the Sacconi Quartet, Allegri Quartet and the Gryphon Trio.  As an orchestra player he has performed under the baton of such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Brett Dean, Philippe Entremont, Jack van Steen, Nicholas Collon and performed in venues such as Royal Featival Hall in London and Theatre de Champs Elysèes in Paris. He plays on a F. Gagliano cello Made in 1771, on loan by the Maggini Foundation.

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