Adrien Zitoun, Cello
Cellist Adrien Zitoun joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2001. He also performs with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Present Music, and as a member of the Philomusica String Quartet, which has a concert series at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Mr. Zitoun teaches at the Wisconsin Lutheran College and Cardinal Stritch University, coaches the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestras, and has a handful of dedicated private students.
Prior to the MSO, Mr. Zitoun was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 1999-2001. In 2001, as a member of the Eusia String Quartet, he was awarded the Gold medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Music Pen club award in Japan for the best Chamber music recording in 2006 for their recording of music by Britten, Purcell, and Takemitsu.
In his native land of France, Mr. Zitoun studied cello at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon with Yvan Chiffoleau. In 1996, he obtained scholarships that enabled him to continue his music studies in the United States. Here, Mr. Zitoun earned his Artist Diploma and a Masters of Music from Indiana University where he studied with Tusyoshi Tsutsumi and Janós Starker.
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