Cecilia Sala, born in Milan, approached the world of classical singing
at the “Pontificio Istituto Ambrosiano di Musica Sacra” (Papal Institute
for Sacred Music) and as soloist soprano of the vocal quartet “Santa
Tecla” of Milan’s cathedral. Together with the diploma in baroque
singing at the “Accademia Internazionale della Musica” (2008, prof.
Roberto Balconi) she attended various masterclasses in Italy (with
Sergio Foresti, Roberta Invernizzi) and Austria (Austria Barock
Akademie). Pupil of the mezzo-soprano Bianca Maria Casoni, she performed
as a soloist and with chamber choirs in several music festivals such as
“XXVII Festival delle Nazioni di Città di Castello“, le “Settimane
Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore” and “Suoni entro le mura”. With
the ensemble “Il Canto di Orfeo” she recorded music of Giacomo Carissimi
and Antonio Vivaldi. In 2008 she moved to Berlin, where she studied
with Birgit Wagner and Sibylle Fischer and works as a soloist. In 2012,
2013 and 2014 she gave a recital at the Mozarthaus (Mozart House) in
Augsburg with the pianist Stephanie Knauer. Since 2010 she´s been an
Italian language coach for operas: she already worked with the
Musikfestspiele Potsdam for the baroque Opera “Calandro“ by Ristori and
for the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg for Puccini’s “Tosca”.
In addition to that she works as a translator for musicology, singing
teacher in Berlin and ,since 2012, as Italian teacher at the „Carl Maria
von Weber“ conservatory in Dresden.