Eduardo Antiao is a Chilean cellist. He began learning the cello in his hometown Valdivia and continued at the Universidad de Católica in Santiago in the class of Edgar Fisher and Martin Osten. In 2006 he won his first competition prize and gave his solo debut with the Chamber orchestra of the Universidad Cátolica de Chile. In 2010 he moved to Berlin with a scholarship of the FONDART Chile. For one year he received lessons by Taneli Turunen, who is the Solo Cellist of the Konzerthaus Orchestra.
He studied at the University of performing Arts in Graz and at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Julian Arp and Heidi Litschauer. Other important influences were Troels Svane, Claudio Bohorquez, Matias de Oliveira Pinto, Giovanni Gnoochi, Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt, Enrico Bronzi, Roham de Saram, Franz Bartolomey, Matthias Bartolomey, Ludwig Quadnt, David Eggert, Marino Formenti, Peter Sigl, Wolfgang Lessing, Valentin Radutiu, Reiner Schmidt, Veronika Hagen and Klemens Bittmann.
He has been participating in prestigious competitions for solo cello and for chamber music receiving prizes by Luigi Nono international Competition, Martha Dibelli Competition for Chamber Music the and the National Competition for young cellists in Chile. Moreover he has been awarded with a scholarship by "Amigos del Teatro Municipal", the "Universidad Cátolica de Chile", Mozarteum Salzburg and others.
In addition he gained a lot of experience through performing at diverse festivals and academies and particularly through working as orchestra fellow and orchestral musician with prestigious ensembles, orchestras and conductors like the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Bad Reichenhaller Philarmoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, K. Penderecki, Brad Ludman, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel and Ivan Fisher.
Chamber music is of high importance for him and he is ongoingly playing in several formations. In 2017 he founded the CES-Dur Piano trio with whom he concerted in Austria, Germany and Italia. In 2019 the CES-Dur Piano trio played the Beethoven triple concerto op.56 and also received the master of arts in chamber music with honors at the University of performing Arts in Graz.
He is working intensively on his repertoire of New Music and already played the premiere of several compositions for solo cello and ensemble. 2022 he received the master’s degree of “The International Master of New Music” of the University Mozarteum Salzburg (in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and the Hochschule der Künste Berne).
Since 2021 he is working for the master´s degree program of contemporary music "Performance Practice in Contemporary Music” (PPCM) at the University of Performing Arts in Graz.
Eduardo plays a cello by Mizzi Costa (made 2016, Bad Goisern - Austria).