Cecilia Bercovich. Biography

Cecilia Bercovich (Madrid, 1986) is a versatile violin and viola performer. Always taught by her father Victor Bercovich, she completed her graduate and master studies on both instruments with Higher Honor Distinctions. She has also received guidance by great musicians of our time such as Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, Uri Caine, Ralf Gothónoi, Ramson Wilson and Ronan O’Hara.

Maintaining a very busy musical itinerary, Cecilia has appeared as concertmaster and section leader under conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, Heinz Holliger, Krysztof Penderecki, David Robertson or Peter Eötvös in the Lucerne, MITO Turin, Wagner Festpiele in Bayreuth festivals, after winning the Wagner Prize in Spain in 2013. She often appears in the main national halls such as National Auditorium in Madrid, Mozart Hall in Zaragoza, Palau de Les Arts in Valencia or the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao, not to forget the most prestigious halls all over the world: Amsterdam’s Concertgebow, Tokio’s Kioi Hall, Bayreuth’s Stadthalle, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Paris’ Salle Pleyel or London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Among the ensembles she has performed with, we find the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain de Paris or Musika Antiqua Köln.

Highly engaged with musical creation in our time, her concert programs often include her own transcriptions, respectfully following the path of F. Kreisler or W. Primrose, and premieres. Among her recordings we find chamber music works by G. Gíaz-Jerez, J. L. Turina or Iamus Computer, as well as solo works for violin or viola by P. Hindemith “Der Schwanendreher”, or “The four seasons in Mallorca”, by J. Valent for Deutsche Grammophon.

Chamber music and improvisation have always been a part of her life on stage, playing with Reinhold Friedrich, Julien Pétit, Didier Lockwood, Barney Bentall, Sabine Meyer, Lucy Shelton, Gustavo Díaz-Jerez or José Luis Estellés.

After being an Artist in Residence of the Banff Centre in Canada, she joined Trio Arbos in April 2014.