Celia Oneto Bensaid

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"She alone is an orchestra!” (Bertrand Renard, Culture box, February 2016)

Célia begins her piano studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where she graduates in the class of Claire Desert for piano solo, in accompaniment in the classes of Erika Guiomar, Anne Le Bozec and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and in chamber music in the classes of Claire Desert and Friend Flammer with the best distinctions. Winner of numerous international competitions (Piano Campus, Cziffra Foundation, Nadia and Lili Boulanger competition, Bonneton competition...), she received the public prize of the Geneva Arts Society in 2017 and became the winner of the European culture program “L’Europe Du Piano”. Célia also continues her studies with Rena Shereshevskaya at the Alfred Cortot Normal School, where she graduates with the highest concert diploma. She regularly performs in concerts as soloist with orchestras, or in chamber music and is invited to festivals and venues such as the new Philharmonie of Paris, Piano aux Jacobins, the Roque d'Anthéron Festival, the Festival “La Folle Journée de Nantes”. She has also been invited to various radio programs (France Musique: Magazine des Festivals, “Generation Jeunes Interprètes”). She took part in master classes with Anne Queffelec, Maria-Jao Pires and Jean-Claude Pennetier. She regularly performs in different countries such as Italy, England, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Algeria, China. In 2017, she is supported by the Safran Foundation and becomes a laureate of Pro Musicis and the French Banque Populaire. She is also a laureate of the Royaumont Foundation and selected for the Lieder masterclasses of the lyric festival of Aix-en-Provence.

She received the André Boisseaux Prize, which allowed her to record her first solo album under the label Soupir devoted to the American composers Gershwin and Bernstein and which is including her personal transcriptions of orchestral works. The album will be released in September 2018.

Creator of several pieces of the young French composer Camille Pépin, Célia records her chamber music works which will be released in February 2019 under the label “NoMadMusic”.