Cecile Licad

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Birthday
11, 1961
Birthplace
Philippines
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Philippines

About

The New Yorker once called her a pianist's pianist. She became internationally known for her daring virtuosity.

Before Fame

She enrolled in the Curtis Institute of Music when she was 12, moving to the United States and studying with Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin, and Mieczyslaw Horszowski, all highly regarded performers and pedagogues.

Trivia

She became in 1981 one of the youngest musicians to be awarded the Leventritt Competition Gold Medal.

Family Life

Her family was musical, and she was three when she started taking lessons from her mother, Rosario Licad.

Associated With

She earned the 1985 Grand Prix du Disque Frederic Chopin award for her interpretation and recording of the composer's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2.