Cecilia Peçanha

Recorder, guitar, vocals

Biography

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Photo credit: ©Marie-Hélène Tercafs

Cecilia Peçanha is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. She began her musical studies in Brazil with guitar, recorder and singing, and has dedicated her academic and professional studies to early music by participating in several projects/ensembles/courses, such as the Early Music Ensemble of the University of Londrina and Tetracorde Consort, the International Early Music Festival of Londrina and Juíz de Fora (Minas Gerais, Brazil), and the Early Music Festival of Lisbon and Barcelona. Cecilia studied popular and classical guitar at the University of Londrina. She participated in various workshops with several recorder, singing and chamber music teachers, and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Early Music / Recorder from ESMAE - School of Music and Performing Arts, with Pedro Sousa Silva, with the highest distinction. Supported by an Erasmus scholarship, she studied singing in early music with Magna Ferreira, as a second instrument. Cecilia also holds a Master's degree in Early Music / Recorder from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, where she studied with Bart Coen and Peter de Clercq. After her Master's degree, she followed a Post-Graduation course in Recorder / Jazz / Free Improvisation with Kris Defoort at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel to deepen her passion for Jazz and Contemporary Music by writing compositions and arrangements for solo recorder, duets, trios and quartets. She participated in the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference at the University of Birmingham, England in 2014, and at the ULB in Brussels in 2015, presenting a lecture on the Codex Faenza and the practice of diminution / improvisation in the Middle Ages. She gave an improvisation workshop on the Renaissance and recorder lessons at the 26th Londrina International Music Festival (2016, Brazil).


Cecilia currently plays recorder in the ensemble Les Alchimistes (Brussels). She recorded an album (Ciclorama, 2011) with "A presença das Formigas" - Portuguese folk music. She is a guitarist, singer, flutist, composer and director of the Blue Bossa Liberté quartet, with whom she has recorded 2 albums in Belgium, one of which was supported by Ça Balance and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. She has taught recorder at the Conservatory of Music of Porto, the German School of Porto, the Bando dos Gambozinos and the Conservatories of Music of Aveiro and Gaia (all in Portugal). In addition, Cecilia teaches recorder and flute at the Jan-Niklaas Music School (Dworp / Hal), recorder and guitar at MusicArt (Tervuren) and is a Musical Awakening instructor at the Imagine Music School - Tervuren (all in Belgium). She gives singing and flute lessons at Imagine (Tervuren) and guitar and music theory lessons at the Blanche de Castille school (Brussels). Finally, she has just finished her studies in Aggregation / Pedagogical Studies for the recorder at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with the flutist Thomas Deprez as tutor.


Cecilia crossed the path of Bossa Flor Music in 2014 (Festival Âmes Latines) and 2015 (Festival Arts en Scène et en Saisons), and associates her art with that of the Soltacorda Trio around choros and Brazilian classical music.