Cornelius Zirbo


Cornelius Zirbo was born in Cluj Napoca where he began his musical studies at age nine. He is now studying at the National University of Music Bucharest under the mentorship of Marin Cazacu. In 2016-2017 was in the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle of Gautier Capuçon, held at Fondation Louis Vuitton. He has given recitals and concerts with orchestra in prestigious venues including the Konzerthaus Berlin, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Rudolfinum in Prague, St Martin-in-the-Fields (London), National Library Concert Hall (Beijing) and The Grand Hall of Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest). He is an alumnus of the 2017 Verbier Festival Academy and has taken part in masterclasses at the Kronberg Academy, Barenboim-Said Akademie, Accademia europea di Palazzo Ricci Montepulciano, George Enescu Festival, and Lisbon’s Verão Classico Festival 2021 in Lisabon. He plays a modern cello made by Frank Ravatin provided by Le fonds instrumental of ‘Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot’.