Primary Instrument: Vocalist
At 18 years old Cecilia moved to Los Angeles to follow one of the choreography gurus of that era: Alex Magno. Through the perfection and advice of Mr. Magno, Cecilia completed her early studies in the art of dance. Later in life, Cecila crossed paths with the lyrical singer and teacher Vivian Hernandez, whom has had an important role in her life.
After intense months of studying and reciting, she was chosen to perform important roles in various theatre productions. This time, she had the opportunity to work beside names of a certain calibre such as Massimo Ranieri and Patroni Griffi. By the age of 20, Cecilia had accumulated a noted quantity of professional experience. Destiny still had another surprise packed in the bag. In 1994, Cecilia signed a record deal with BMG Records, and the CD single “BLA BLA”, from the album “Alta Tensione” reached the top of the Italian Music charts. She was rewarded with the honor of being the opening act for one of the biggest stars in the music industry, Mr. Barry White.
After this amazing experience, Cecilia matured even more artistically, and decided to do some spiritual research in order to express her emotions through music. The sound and the rhythm of South America flowed through her veins and soul and she gave life and passion to other albums. In 2005, she attended an important Latin- American Festival in Mexico City, where she was awarded for being the “Best Italian Interpreter ” outside of Italy.
The future spoke for itself through the encounters with Renato Dioniosi and Alfredo Paixao, her two new mentors who will be a part of a long journey led by dreams, creativity and ambition. During this stage in her life, the music production became more and more intense. She gave birth to three records: “Complexo”, “Brazil 5000” and “Soy Asì”, in which her captivating voice shines through. Cecilia’s real soul and inspirations are expressed through her new album “Papillon”, a soft Latin/Bossa/Jazz project, which really showcases her inner artistic journey, directed by Alfredo Paixao and Gianni Herrera.
Non ridere di Me was the first single from the album Papillon.
In just 3 weeks time, her album “Papillon” charted in the US at the 26th spot in Jazz Weeks world music chart and charted in the 29th position in CMJ’s New world chart in just one weeks time. In 2005, Cecilia received an award in the City of Mexico for the “best Italian Artist” outside of Italy.
…the theoretical love child of Jacque Brel and Astrid Gilberto” MIDWEST RECORD “
This offering from Italy’s Cecilia deserves a listen…..For a delightfull change of pace….This one is recommended” GIRLSINGERS
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