Cecilia Arnau Toran
Cecilia was born on September 7, 2009 in Tavernes de la Valldigna, Valencia in a family of musicians. Her grandfather was a music director for more than 40 years and her father is a violin teacher. She started her music career at an early age when she was 3. She has always been under the tutelage of her father and she has also been a student of the soloist Gjorgi Dimcevski since she was 7 years old.
At the age of 8 (2017) she received a scholarship from Yehudi Menuhin School in London. At the same age she won the First Spanish National Music Excellence Award Competition, by Lexus2018, which led her to debut as a soloist with the Concerto in A minor by J.S. Bach at the Casa de América in Madrid with Teatro Real Orchestra.
In 2019 she won the third prize at the Josefa Micka International Violin Competition in Prague, also won the third prize at the Leonid Kogan Internacional Violin Competition In 2020 she won the China-Spain International Music Competition organized by the Barcelona Liceu Conservatory .
Zigeunerweisen “Aires Gitanos” Op. 20 P. Sarasate