Cecilia Weston

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Cecilia Weston began her musical studies at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities, then continuing on the violin with Bedelian and Hurvitz at the Royal Academy in London. In 1994 she won the “Conductor of the Year” award in Scotland and left London to study for a “Masters” in conducting at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, followed by a year as Junior Conducting Fellow. During this period she won several prizes and scholarships, and in 1996 successfully auditioned to study with the legendary Ilya Alexandrovitch Musin in St Petersburg.

In 1997 she assisted in the Pavarotti festival in Barbados with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and soon after was invited by Claudio Abbado to attend rehearsals in Austria and subsequently Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

CW1petitSince this time, Cecilia has given many concerts, contemporary and
classical, both
in the UK and in Europe, with professional and amateur orchestras and choirs, including The Basel Opera House, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the University Orchestra and Choir of Glasgow, Scottish Voices and many others. She has conducted film scores and recorded cd’s for composer Craig Armstrong with Fox, Paramount Working Title , including “In Time” , “The Golden Age”, “love
Actually”, “Ray” “Moulin Rouge”. She also specializes in ‘Multi-Media ‘ projects, combining visual and sound and electronics.
In addition, and throughout her professional career as violinist, conductor, she has always been a teacher – being inspired by, and inspiring young people from age 3–21 years, she has taught at schools in the UK and in France, most recently with youth orchestras and choirs from the Bordeaux region. Cecilia believes passionately and wholeheartedly in the power of transformation through music in all ages and all walks of life.

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