Cecile Licad performs in concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie

NEW YORK – The brilliant virtuoso Cecile Licad, hailed by The New Yorker as “a pianist’s pianist,” will be presented by the Key Pianists concert series on Thursday evening, January 18th, 2018, 8 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Key Pianists was conceived by pianist Terry Eder to fill a void in New York concert life. It said: “Many wonderful pianists playing with wisdom, insight, sensitivity, and beauty are not heard in New York. These stellar artists, as well as New York audiences, deserve an event to share this extraordinary music-making.”

Cecile’s program features works by Elie Siegmeister and Edward MacDowell, as well as the towering Liszt B Minor Sonata and the Mephisto Waltz.

Cecile Licad began her piano studies at the age of three with her mother, Rosario Licad, in the Philippines, and later studied with the highly regarded Rosario Picazo. At seven, she made her debut as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Philippines. As one of the youngest musicians to receive the prestigious Leventritt Gold Medal, Cecile won immediate international recognition, and her career was launched.

Cecile’s artistry is a blend of daring musical instinct and superb training. Her natural talent was honed at the Curtis Institute of Music by three of the greatest performer/pedagogues of our time: Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin, and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Cecile’s large repertoire as an orchestral soloist spans the classical works of Mozart and Beethoven, the Romantic literature of Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, and on to the 20th-century compositions of Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Bartok.

General Admission tickets are $35 and available for purchase at www.carnegiehall.org, Carnegie Charge 212-247-7800 or the Box Office at 57th St and 7th Ave.

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St. Paul Manila Alumnae USA is selling a limited number of tickets to Cecile Licad’s Jan. 18th Concert for the Fleur de Lis Fund to benefit St. Paul Music Therapy Center in Manila. Established in 2013, St. Paul Music Therapy Center provides music therapy services to children and youth with disabilities. For more information about the Alumnae, visit www.spma-usa-inc.org

Donations for special $60 tickets to benefit St. Paul can be made at www.spma-usa-inc.org. Or by check to St. Paul Manila Alumnae USA (Memo: Cecile Licad) and mailed to St. Paul Manila Alumnae USA, 4 Park Avenue, Suite 16G, New York, NY 10016.

Services provided by St. Paul Music Therapy Center include individual music therapy sessions, group music therapy sessions and experiential and educational services, such as workshops, in-service training, and presentations about music therapy. It is a venue for the practicum of the graduate students in music therapy and for helping people with disabilities have a better quality of life. The mission of the St. Paul Music Therapy Center is to promote, empower and serve families, professionals, adults, youth and children with special needs employing music therapy strategies.

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