Cecilia Ziano

Cecilia Ziano has been the first violin of the Quartetto Lyskamm since January 2014 and from October 2017 she is Principal Second of Rotterdam Philharmonish Orkest. She recently won as Concertmaster with Scottish Chamber orchestra.

Born in Turin in 1991 she began studying the violin at the age of four with Maestro Fabrizio Pavone using the Suzuki method. She graduated from Conservatory in Turin with Christine Anderson while from age of 11 she studied with Dora Schwarzberg and Adrian Pinzaru. She finished her studies in Berlin in “Hanns Eisler” Musikhochschüle with Kolja Blacher and in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo. As a Leader she collaborates with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orkest etc… She is also very much interested in baroque and classic repertoire, studying and playing with Giovanni Antonini, Lorenza Borrani, Federico Guglielmo, Lorenzo Coppola and with her quartet, going deep in Haydn quartets language. In the summer she will debut with her solo violin cd exploring the solo repertoire both with modern and baroque violin, for KHA Records.

With the Quartet, she finished her Master degree with Heime Müller in Lübeck, and she won several prizes in international competitions, 1st prize at “Possehl Wettbewerb” 2nd Prize and special prize at “ Schubert und die Moderne” in Graz, 1st prize at “G.Bergamo” in Lugano and the prestigious Borletti Buitoni -Trust special chamber music prize 2016, dedicated to Claudio Abbado that opens to the quartet an international career. In 2016 the Quartet was selected to be in residence at “ Amici della musica di Padova” and they are now Quartet in Residence in Rome for the next 3 years at “ Filarmonica Romana” doing all Beethoven op.18 and Bartòk’s quartets. They are regular invited by Società del Quartetto di Milano, Lingotto Musica from Turin, Musica Insieme Bologna, Amici della Musica di Firenze, Brahms Festival Hamburg, ProQuartet from Paris, and they were in residence at Aldeburgh Music Festival in UK. They just gave a concert and masterclasses in UK at University of Oxford, Faculty of Music. In January 2019 was released their first cd dedicated to B. Bartòk quartets.

Important meeting that strongly influenced Cecilia musical growing were Ferenc Rados, Cuarteto Casals, Bruno Giuranna, Guy Braunstein, Boris Garlitzky and Eberhard Feltz. She plays a beautiful Fiorini, Italian violin (ca. 1800) from Bologna, kindly offered from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

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