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Cecilia Laca


Born in Shkoder, Albania, in a family of firm musical traditions, Ms. Laca began studying the violin at the age of five under the guidance of her mother. In 1992 she moved to Italy to continue her musical studies and in 1997 she graduated with honorable mention at Turin Conservatoire. Subsequently, she attended the classes of Mo. Salvatore Accardo at the "W. Stauffer” in Cremona and of Mo. Pavel Vernikov in Fiesole. 


An intense artistic career sealed by a wide success of audiences and press led her to perform as a soloist and as chamber musician appearing in several very successful tours abroad. As a soloist, Ms. Laca performed with orchestras such as the Nürnberger Symphoniker, Fairbanks Stmphony Orchestra, Nordwestdeusche Philarmonie, San Carlo Opera House of Naples, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Venetian Philharmonic, Rome Symphony Orchestra under the baton of prestigious Conductors: Claudio Scimone, Eduard Zilberkant, Sergio Alapont, Henrik Nanasi, George Pehlivanian, Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt, John Carewe. 

Throughout the symphony and the opera productions that she performed with the S. Carlo Opera House as concertmaster, she was conducted by Riccardo Muti, Zubin Metha, Neeme Jarvi, Yuri Svetlanov, Pinchas Zukerman, Georges Pretre, Lorin Maazel, Donato Renzetti, Juraj Valchua, just to name a few.


As a chamber musicians she appeared with Salvatore Accardo, Rocco Filippini, Bruno Giuranna, Michele Campanella, Maurizio Baglini, Giuseppe Albanese etc. Also, she brilliantly won several international competitions at major venues in Italy: Genoa Opera House 'Teatro Carlo Felice', Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and S. Carlo Opera House of Naples where she was appointed as concertmaster, a position she has held from 2007 until today. 


In 2018 Ms. Laca was awarded the prestigious Quadrivio Award for serving music with talent and dedication. The 2018/2019 season saw her engaged with Maxim Vengerov in Mozart's Concertone in C Major at the San Carlo Theater in Naples. In the same season she also appeared in a major touring in Germany with the Norwestdeusche Philarmonie performing BRAHMS Violin Concerto. 


Ms. Laca plays a 1700 “Goffredo Cappa” violin courtesy of the Pro Canale Foundation of Milan. This is her first summer with AYO. 

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