Luis Zorita was born in Leon, Spain. He studied with Alexander Fedortchenko in Oviedo, Kim Scholes and Christopher Constanza in Chicago and Rudolf Leopold in Vienna, where he currently lives. In addition, he participated in Masterclasses with Janos Starker, Jehuda Hanani, Ivan Monighetti and Lluis Claret amongst others.
He has won several international competitions in the USA, Japan, Spain and Austria. His performances as soloist include most of the concertos of the cello repertoire, with special mention of the collaboration with Sir Neville Marriner with whom he performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Zagreb Philharmonic.
He appears regularly in all the most important cities and cultural centers around the world. He does guest work as principal cellist with orchestras such as the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra and Haydn Philharmonie and had the opportunity to work with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Danile Baremboin, Pierre Boulez and many others.
He is a very sought after chamber musician in Austria and around Europe and he plays recitals with pianists such as Leonel Morales, Eduard Kutrowatz and the Alicante born Alenjandro Picó-Leonís.
Luis Zorita is member of the Merlin Ensemble Vienna and founder of the Kreisler String Trio with whom he has recorded in studio and made live recordings for the Austrian National Radio (ORF). His last few release with Kreisler String Trio has been edited by the label Palladino Austria and includes Mozart’s Trio Divertimento and Horn Quintet (Spotify-Kreisler trio Mozart Divertimento).
He plays regularly with orchestras such as Concentus Musicus Vienna, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Dresden Festival Orchestra.
Besides his work as soloist and chamber musician he also teaches Masterclasses in the cities where he performs (collaboration with conservatories and Universities such as Annapolis, Cumberland Universities in the Washington area Lemberg in the Ukraine amongst others) and coaches youth orchestras like JONDE (Youth National Orchestra of Spain) and other Spanish youth orchestras in Murcia, Castellón, Gerona and Südtirol in North Italy.
Luis Zorita plays on an instrument made in 1675 by Giovanni Battista Rogeri.