Cecilia Sultana de Maria

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Cecilia studied at The Purcell School of Music and graduated with firstclass honours from The Royal College of Music where she completed both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Performance degrees, studying under Daphne Boden as an ABRSM scholar. Whilst at the RCM she also received the Leonard and Margaret Boden Scholarship for harp.

As a soloist Cecilia has performed at various prestigious venues including: The Wigmore Hall, The Barbican, St. James’ Piccadilly, King’s Place, Fairfield Hall, 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. Over the last few years Cecilia has travelled to Australia, Trinidad and Malta for outreach work as part of The Commonwealth Resounds: an organisation used to promote music and musicians across the Commonwealth through collaborative events and with a particular focus on youth and the developing world. She also provided the music for BBC Radio 4’s adaption of The Eustace Diamonds.

Cecilia has been fortunate enough to play regularly for Royalty including various private functions for HRH Prince Charles at Clarence House and St. James’ Palace and events for HRH Princess Michael of Kent at Kensington Palace.

Cecilia has made several television appearances, including the string finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year, The Brit Awards (playing with Dizzee Rascal and Florence and the Machine), X Factor with Michael Buble, The Royal Variety Performance with Pumeza Matshikiza and a Walkers Crisps Commerical alongside Gary Lineker and Stephen Fry! Cecilia enjoys a varied career, teaching regularly, performing in ensembles and as a soloist around the UK and most recently entering an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, with whom she has released various singles.

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