Of Croatian descent, Cecilia Radic is one of the most appreciated Italian cellists of her generation. Her unique versatility allows her to perform successfully as soloist and chamber musician and to approach with consistent vividness the works of composers as diverse as Bach, Berio and Dutilleux.
Cecilia studied under the guidance of teachers such as Rocco Filippini, David Geringas, Mihai Dancila, Mario Brunello and William Pleeth, and graduated with best marks from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan. After winning numerous international contests for young musicians, her debut as a young soloist took place in 1992 at Milan’s Sala Verdi, with the performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Orchestra della Rai di Milano (Radio Symphony Orchestra).
She won the Premio Stradivari-Concorso Caruana International Award in 1996 and has since appeared in countless performances for Italy’s most distinguished associations, theatres and festivals, including La Scala in Milan, the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna, the Roman Philarmonic, the Ravello Festival, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Stresa Festival, Turin Settembre Musica and Unione Musicale, Milan Società dei Concerti and Serate Musicali, Bologna Musica Insieme, Amci della Musica of Florence, Palermo and Padua and Asolo Festival.
In 1998 she toured as soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, she then played as soloist with Filarmonici di Verona, Ensemble of La Scala Theatre, Balkan Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Ducale, many times with Salvatore Accardo and the Italian Chamber Orchestra and I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani (Japan Tour 2012).
Ms Radic’s extensive international experience has reached far beyond Europe, with a variety of solo and chamber music performances in Japan (namely at the Suntory Hall and Triphony Hall, Tokyo, the Okayama Symphony Hall), Korea, and the U.S.A, La Coruna Festival, Spain, Cartagena Music Festival, Colombia. She toured South America with her piano quartet in the summer of 2002, to great critical acclaim. She has been invited many times at La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, in Florida U.S.A.
Ms. Radic’s chamber music appearances include a variety of performances with musicians such as, Salvatore Accardo, Isabelle Faust , David Finckel, Marco Rizzi, Rainer Kussmaul, Bruno Canino, Jennifer Frautschi, Bruno Giuranna, Laura De Fusco, Massimo Quarta, Wu Han.
She currently plays in the Accardo Quartett and is co-founder of Estrio (piano trio).
Cecilia Radic has been featured in various television and radio broadcasts, and has recorded CDs for various labels, including RAI (Italy’s national broadcasting corporation), DECCA, Chandos, Stradivarius, Sipario and Foné (a CD with Estrio and as soloist with Salvatore Accardo and The Italian Chamber Orchestra). In september 2014 her first trio recording for DECCA has been released.
As principal cello she has been working with the Italian Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra da Camera Italiana) since 1999. She has performed in the same role with I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani (both baroque and modern style, 2002-2012), Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Turin Teatro Regio, San Carlo Theatre in Naples and Teatro Regio in Parma.
She plays an 1837 Bernardel cello.
She is cello teacher at the Pavia Conservatory of music.