Cecilia Radic

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Professor of Cello

Cecilia Radic’s unique versatility allows her to perform successfully as soloist, chamber musician and principal and to approach with consistent vividness the works of composers as diverse as Bach, Berio and Dutilleux.

Cecilia’s debut as a young soloist took place in 1992 with the performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Orchestra della Rai di Milano (Radio Symphony Orchestra). In 1996 she won the Stradivari International Award.

Cecilia’s extensive international experience has reached far beyond Europe, with a variety of solo and chamber music performances in Japan (namely at the Suntory and the Triphony Halls, Tokyo, and at the Okayama Symphony Hall), Korea, the USA (including the Avery Fisher Hall), South America. She has played at international festivals such as La Coruna (Spain), Cartagena (Colombia), La Musica (Florida), as well as MiTo Settembre Musica and the Asolo and the Ravello Festivals in Italy.

As one of the most widely acclaimed Italian cellists of her generation, Cecilia has performed on Italy’s most distinguished stages, including La Scala in Milan, the Accademia Chigiana, the Filarmonica Romana, the Teatro San Carlo, the Teatro Carlo Felice, Unione Musicale, Milan’s Società dei Concerti and Serate Musicali, Bologna Musica Insieme, and the Amici della Musica concert societies of Florence, Palermo and Padua.

As a soloist she has performed with the likes of the Ensemble of La Scala Theatre, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, I Filarmonici di Verona, the Balkan Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Ducale, the Italian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Tito Schipa, Orchestra Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza and I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani (Japan Tour 2012).

Cecilia’s chamber music has performed alongside such musicians such as Salvatore Accardo, Isabelle Faust, Antonio Meneses, David Finckel, Bruno Giuranna, Marco Rizzi, Rainer Kussmaul, Bruno Canino, Jennifer Frautschi, Laura De Fusco, Massimo Quarta, Wu Han.

She currently plays in the Accardo Quartet and is co-founder of Estrio, Italy’s best known all-women piano trio.

Cecilia Radic has been featured in various television and radio broadcasts, and has recorded CDs for various labels (including DECCA, Chandos, Stradivarius, RAI and Foné).

After playing in the ECYO orchestra as a young cellist, she has been principal in many Italian orchestras (La Fenice, Teatro Regio Turin, San Carlo Naples, Orchestra Toscanini Parma). In 2001 she was appointed principal at the Italian Chamber Orchestra.

Cecilia studied under the guidance of such teachers as Rocco Filippini, David Geringas, Mario Brunello and William Pleeth.

Cecilia has 20 years of teaching experience, most recently at the Pavia Conservatory.

She plays a 1837 Bernardel cello.