Klaudio was selected mid June to represent his country at the 19th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians in Edinburgh. Eight other talented musicians took part in the race, but Klaudio proved to be the cream of the crop and gets to represent his country in Edinburgh. A very big honour, as Albania is making its debut at the contest this year.
Klaudio Zoto was born in 2003 and started playing the cello at the age of six. Around that same age, he had his concert debut at the Opera Theatre in Tirana, Albania. At the age of seven, Klaudio won the first prize in the ArsKosova competition in Kosovo and he came first in numerous competitions.
Despite his young age, Klaudio has already performed seven recitals abroad. In Albania, he has played in prestigious concert halls such as the University of Arts Hall and Opera Theatre Hall. At the age of ten, he played concerts in Berlin and in Italy. He was accompanied by the Tirana Youth Orchestra with whom he played Vivaldi Concerto RV401, conducted by himself.
Klaudio followed masterclasses with well-known cellists like David Geringas, Anssi Karttunen, Leonid Gorokhov, Yann Vaigot and Miltiadis Cassaras.
Recently he recorded his postcard video, which he posted about on his Instagram-account:
An artist's postcard is the short video in between performances during Eurovision Young Musicians. Postcards are used to introduce the next act, while producers prepare the stage for the next performance.