Cecilia Orazi holds a Master of Music degree as well as an Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s principal cellist, Anne Martindale Williams. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2013, studying with Richard Weiss.
Cecilia, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began playing the cello at the age of eight and performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. She served as principal cellist of the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra and as the Librarian/Assistant for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. She has attended the National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Credo Chamber Music Camp, ENCORE School for Strings and Interlochen Arts Camp.
She has played in masterclasses for cellists Desmond Hoebig and Richard Aaron and has worked with the Pacifica, Avalon and Cavani String Quartets, as well as Peter Salaff, Noah Bendix-Balgley and Alisa Weilerstein.
She is a certified Suzuki cello teacher who also enjoys running and trying new foods.