Cecile Licad

Called “a pianist’s pianist” by The New Yorker, Cecile Licad has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Seattle, Honolulu, Nashville, Virginia and Tucson, and at many festivals, including Santa Fe, La Jolla and Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea. She has appeared under Claudio Abbado, Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Tilson-Thomas, David Zinman, Pinchas Zukerman, as well as the late Sir Georg Solti and Eugene Ormandy. She was soloist in the Steinway Piano Sesquicentennial Celebration at Carnegie Hall, and made television appearances with Mstislav Rostropovich. She has performed with chamber ensembles including New York Chamber Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Guarneri Quartet, Takacs Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music from Marlboro, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She performs in recital with cellist Alban Gerhardt. With the Wynton Marsalis Septet she has performed the music of Gottschalk to accompany the film Louis, an homage to Louis Armstrong. Recordings include Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Gaspard de la Nuit, and Sonatine; an all-Gottschalk recording; Schumann’s Carnaval, Papillions and Toccata in C Major; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, solo all-Chopin recordings, and the Franck Sonata in A Major, the Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A Major, and Sonatensatz in C Major. Her Sony Classical release of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Frederic Chopin.

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