Cecilia Knudtsen (viola da gamba)
Born in Argentina, Cecilia Knudtsen began her music studies at the Conservatory C.L. Buchardo in Buenos Aires and the University of La Plata. She then moved to Switzerland, where she studied viola da gamba with Arianne Maurette and Roberto Gini at the Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève, and violone with David Sinclair at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She performs with European ensembles including Chiome d’Oro, Harmonia Instrumentalis, Cappella Mediterranea and La Batalla, and has collaborated with Isabella d’Este, Lucidarium, Les Dominos, Fanfarre du Loup, Ensemble Concerto, Le Concert Brisé, Musica Fiorita and Elyma. Cecilia has recorded with the ensembles Chiome d’Oro, Concerto, Musica Fiorita, Isabella d’Este and La Batalla. She teaches viola da gamba, ensemble music and improvisation at the Conservatoire Populaire of Music, Dance and Theatre of Geneva, and the didactics of early music at the HEM of Geneva.