CECILIA ZIANO has been the first violin of the Quartetto Lyskamm and Principal Second of Rotterdam Philharmonish Orkest.
Born in Ciriè (Turin), 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.
She was sponsored by DeSono Associazione per la Musica and CRT Master of Talents.
As a Leader she collaborates with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orkest etc…
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.
She is violin professor in the “Accademia di musica” in Pinerolo.
She plays a beautiful Fiorini, Italian violin (ca. 1800) from Bologna, kindly offered from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.