Cecilia Hutnik

Cecilia Hutnik was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1999. Her Belgian mother and Polish father are two violinists who met in the OSCYL (Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Valladolid, Spain). She began her piano and cello studies at the age of 7. In 2011 she started her studies at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Valladolid in 2nd grade. When she turned 18, she moved to San Sebastián (North of Spain) to study her Bachelors degree in the Conservatory Musikene (Higher school of Music and Performance of the Basque Country) with Asier Polo (international soloist) and María Casado as main teachers.

After finishing her degree, she moved to Oslo to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music and studied her first masters with Torleif Thedeen and Bjørg Lewis as teachers.

She is currently studying her masters in orchestral specialization in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Gideon den Herder (principal cellist at Residentie Orkest, den Haag) and Mickel Stirling (principal cellist at Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Amsterdam) as main cello teachers.

During her career she has participated in several competitions winning the 1st Prize at the Parque Alameda Young Performers Competition, 3rd Prize at the Jaime Dobato Benavente Competition (Alcañiz), 2nd Finalist position at the Intercentros Melómano Competition in Castilla y León, 1st Prize at the Soloist Competition of the Professional Conservatory of Music of Valladolid, 3rd Prize in the César Uceda Competition (Leioa, Bilbao) and 1st Prize at the acidadle Vigo competition (Vigo, Galicia). She is currently a member of the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España and a reserve member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

She has taken master classes with professors such as Damián Martínez (international soloist and professor at the Basque Country's Higher Music Conservatory and the ESMUC), Rafael Rosenfeld (Hochschule für Musik FHNW in Basel), Troels Svane (Musikhochschule Lübeck). Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin), Elena Chea (Hochschule für Musik Freiburg), Claudio Bohorquez (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin), Gregor Horsch (soloist at Königlichen Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam, professor at Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf, Jakob Koranyi (international soloist, Royal music school of Stockholm), Valentin Radutiu (Hochschule für Musik Carl María von Weber, Dresden, principal cellist at Deutsches Symphonie Orchester - Berlin).

Cecilia has had the opportunity to play as a substitute with orchestras such as OSE (Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, 2019), OSCYL (Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, since 2022) and ASO (Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, since 2022).