Cecilia is a Venezuelan-Colombian cellist who initiated her music studies in El Sistema. She has performed as a soloist accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfonica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, Orchesta Sinfonica del Estado Lara, Joven Orquesta Sinfonica de Chacao, the University Philharmonia Orchestra of the University of Michigan, the Orquesta de Guitarras de Barcelona , and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá.
She has premiered works for solo cello and chamber music by composers such as Leo Brouwer, Jaime Zenamon, Joaquim Homs, Jairo Arango, Sergio Menem, Eduardo Cáceres, among others.
Since 2003, she has done intense chamber work with the Dúo Villa-Lobos, integrating with the Colombian guitarist Edwin Guevara. Recognized composers have dedicated pieces to them. In 2017, their album Music for Cello and Guitar was published, opening this chamber music line in NAXOS, the world-leading classical music label. Volume two is currently in process with the Dúo Villa-Lobos, and a solo recording with the same record label comprehended entirely by Latin American pieces for solo cello.
She has performed in the Festival America in Cataluña, the XI Festival Latinoamericano de Musica Contemporanea de Caracas, Forum de la Culturas in Barcelona, Sounds of Hispanospheres Music Festival En Español at the University of Michigan, Music in Colors Festival, the Festival Religioso de Musica de Popayan , Ibagué Music Festival, among others. She has performed at Sala de Conciertos Luis Angel Arango del Banco de la República, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, the virtual season of the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, the Auditorio Caja Madrid in Barcelona, and the University of Arizona Centennial Hall. She has also collaborated for the Korean Broadcasting Radio-TV and the Radio y Televisión Nacional Española.
Cecilia has an undergraduate degree in music from the Instituto Universitario De Estudios Musicales (IUDEM). She has two Postgraduate degrees from the Conservatori del Liceu de Barcelona, where she was awarded the Fundacion Carolina scholarship for two consecutive years. Cecilia also has a master's degree in Art Education from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Since 2019 she has received a scholarship from the University of Arizona to pursue doctoral studies, where she is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
Cecilia has received masterclasses from Alban Gerhardt, Richard Aaron, Philippe Muller, Arto Noras, Aldo Parisot, Stefan Popov, Carlos Prieto, and Paul Wiancko.
As an orchestral musician, she was part of the cello group of the Orquesta Sinfonica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, and is currently part of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá. She is also a cello professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia