Hailing from Sicily, Cettina embarked on her musical journey at the tender age of six, captivated by the enchanting notes of the piano. In 2007, she achieved a significant milestone by attaining her piano diploma with flying colors and highest honors, graduating summa cum laude from her hometown Conservatoire "V. Bellini."
Elevating her artistry, Cettina emerged victorious in numerous prestigious piano competitions, both on a national and international scale. Fueling her passion for musical excellence, she sought guidance from distinguished maestros like M. Marvulli, A. Delle Vigne, P. Gililov, S. Gadjiev, E. Pace, P. Rattalino, R. Risalti, P. N. Masi, B. Canino, G. Luisi, among others.
With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, she pursued and successfully completed her Interpretation and Composition Piano Master with top honours and summa cum laude at the Institute of Superior Music Study "G. B. Pergolesi" in Ancona. Under the watchful eye and guidance of M° Lorenzo Di Bella, she achieved yet another milestone in 2012 by acquiring her Piano Master from the prestigious S. Cecilia Music Academy in Rome, studying under the tutelage of M°° Sergio Perticaroli and Stefano Fiuzzi.
Cettina's artistry has graced renowned stages across Europe and the USA, leaving a trail of awe-inspiring piano concertos and mesmerizing recitals. From the illustrious Steinway Hall in New York to the esteemed Wiener Saal in Salzburg, from the soulful echoes at Parco della Musica in Rome to the sacred ambience of Orsanmichele Church in Florence—her performances have left an indelible mark. Additional triumphs include enthralling audiences at esteemed venues such as Sala Puccini and Gaber Auditorium in Milan, Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast, and the historic St. James's Church in London, showcasing the breadth of her musical prowess and passion.
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Education and mentorship hold a special place in Cettina's journey. With extensive experience as a music educator in secondary schools and a proficient piano tutor for numerous years, she has honed her pedagogical skills. Cettina proudly holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Performance Teaching from Guildhall School, a testament to her commitment to excellence in guiding aspiring musicians.
Moreover, she has taken her passion for teaching to greater heights by establishing her thriving educational enterprise, 'Hampstead Piano Lessons,' based in the vibrant city of London. Through this venture, Cettina orchestrates a successful platform, imparting her deep musical knowledge and nurturing the potential of aspiring pianists.
Up to date DBS
PGCert in Performance Teaching - Guildhall
10+ years of teaching experience
Piano Diploma at “Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia” in Rome
Interpretation and Composition Piano Master at “G. B. Pergolesi” Conservatoire
Piano Academy Diploma at “Accademia Pianistica delle Marche”
Conservatoire Piano Diploma at “V. Bellini” Conservatoire
International competitions awards
Vast performing experience