Cecile Licad Piano


Pianist Cecile Licad has appeared in North America with orchestras such as Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. In Europe she has played with London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bayerisches Rundfunk Orchester. In Asia, she has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, and her native Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. A memorable highlight was her collaboration with the Wynton Marsalis Septet performing the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to accompany the feature film Louis, a silent film homage to Louis Armstrong. As a chamber musician, she has performed regularly with ensembles such as the New York Chamber Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Guarneri Quartet, Takacs Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Music from Marlboro. She also appeared as guest soloist on tour with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra throughout Europe. Her summer festival appearances have included Caramoor, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Chamber Music, and Eastern Music Festival. Licad began her piano studies at the age of three with her mother. At seven, she made her debut as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Philippines and is one of the youngest musicians to receive the Leventritt Gold Medal.