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Renowned among his colleagues as a brilliant innovator of the classical cello, Ladis Cinzek is a musical polymath invested in challenging the limits of his instrument. He performs as a soloist, as well as with orchestras, recital and chamber music groups, and enjoys collaborations with a wide circle of artists and institutions as a cellist, composer and arranger.


His musical brilliance, exceptional technique and exuberant personality have led him to work with conductors such as Paolo Carignani and Bernhard Haitink, and some of the worlds greatest classical musicians such as Mistislav Rostropovich, Isidora Schwarzberg-Romanoff, Kirill Troussov, Joseph Seiger, Justus Frantz, Martha Argerich and Roby Lakatos.


Growing up in Croatia, studying in Germany, and performing across Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America contributed to his open-hearted and multi-faceted approach to music. He is known to jump from a tuxedo for his concert at the Berlin Philharmonic into jeans for a gig with an up-and-coming indie artist at a local bar.


The richness and strength of his sound can range from a lullaby to a wake up call, and can be heard in the most diverse musical genres, with artists such as Sarah Connor, Mark Foster, Olli Schulz, Niels Frevert and Semino Rossi. He contributed to the works of numerous bands, as well as theatrical pieces, modern operas and TV shows covering everything from classical, swing, jazz, pop, rock, indie and electronic music.


Ladis studied under the guidance of Prof. Gerhard Mantel at the University of Music and Performing arts in Frankfurt, Germany, and gained additional education under tutelage of Prof. Robert Cohen at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and the Conservatory of Music in Lugano, Switzerland.


He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.


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