CATERINA DI CECCA

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CATERINA DI CECCA, born in Leiden in 1984, is based in Rome, Italy. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philisophy, both magna cum laude, from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in Rome. At the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, she obtained a Master’s degree in Piano and completed her Master’s degree in Composition with Luciano Pelosi with highest distinction. She also attended courses held by Alessandro Solbiati and graduated at the Master Course in Composition of the Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the guidance of Ivan Fedele.


She has received commissions from numerous institutions and awarded in many international composition competitions in Mons, Bucharest, and Milan. Her scores, selected in several international calls for scores have been performed and programmed in Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine and USA by renowned ensembles and orchestras.


Currently, she teaches Harmony and Musical Analysis at the Conservatorio di Foggia Umberto Giordano. Her music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan and has been broadcast on Musiq3, RAI – RadioTre and Euroclassical.

From Wonder Into Wonder. Green Steps to the Sky.

PROGRAM NOTES

From wonder into wonder. Green steps to the sky. is a piece inspired by Banaue’s landscapes.
All the website photos reveal the mysticism and the unpredictable beauty of this extraordinary site, plenty of astonishing terraces very similar to the steps of a staircase that connect the natural elements of earth, water and air. 

The intention of the piece is to recreate in the listeners all the feelings that a wandering traveler could feel suddenly finding himself or herself in front of the magnificence of this mesmerizing place. Surprise, amazement, wonder, connection with the world, well-being, peace and attraction are accompanied by very contrasting moods, like pain, fright, awe, apprehension, fear, confusion and disorientation that can touch who lives the experience of the “sublime”, linked to this rare example of union between men and nature that has remained unchanged for about 2000 years.