Instrumentalist - Piano
About

Called a "pianist's pianist" by The New Yorker, Cecile Licad's artistry is a blend of daring musical instinct and the superb training. Her natural talent was honed at the Curtis Institute of Music by three of the greatest performer/pedagogues of our time: Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Licad's large repertoire as an orchestral soloist ranges from acclaimed interpretations of the Classical works of Mozart and Beethoven to the Romantic literature of Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Rachmaninoff to the 20th century compositions of Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Bartok.

Cecile can be heard in the recently released album titled “Music of the Night: American Nocturnes” (Danacord). The album is the second volume of her critically acclaimed Anthology of American Piano Music, which explores lesser played music of American Composers. Of the Anthology, Pianist Magazine wrote “To hear a master pianist like Cecile Licad tackle these works is a luxury not often granted when unknown piano music is concerned. It’s usually left to the second-division pianists to be dragged into the studio to record the ‘outsiders’. Not so here.”

Posted: Aug-2-2017
Latest News
The November 11 edition of Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, includes Camille Saint-Saëns' Allegro Appassionato played by cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Cecile Licad.
Posted: Nov-15-2011
Latest Acclaim

"... a stunning performance by Cecile Licad.
The playing ... is impeccable. She is absolute master of these diverse styles."

— MusicWeb International
Posted: Jul-15-2017
Latest Recording

After world famous pianist Cecile Licad played the Ornstein Sonata on DACOCD 739 Danacord decided to record a series of American piano music and the first result is here with four important sonatas.

Posted: Jun-6-2016
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-30-2007