Cecilia completed her BMus degree at the Peruvian National Conservatory and her MMus at Boston Conservatory. She is a registered Suzuki Instructor for books through 10, and has also completed training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodaly pedagogy. Before moving back to Boston in 2019, Cecilia was String Department Chair, Violin Instructor and Early Childhood Instructor (in both English and Spanish) at the Chicago Center for Music Education, and was also Music Director of the CHIME’s large ensemble, United in Harmony. In Peru, she taught at the International Suzuki Festival, Markham College, and the Reina del Mundo elementary and middle school. She currently teaches in the New England Conservatory Pre-College Division.
Cecilia has performed as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Andes, and the Peruvian National Conservatory Orchestra. She is a first and second prizewinner of the National Violin Contest of Peru, as well as winning the awards for Best Performance of Latin American Music and Best Performance of Peruvian Music.