María Cecilia Muñoz

Flute — Argentina

Maria Cecilia Munoz has been successful at countless competitions, such as the Nielsen International Competition and the “International Aeolus Bläser-Wettbewerb”.
She was awarded first prize at the “International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade”, and the “Crusel International Flute Competition Finland”. A highlight of her career so far was winning the “Beijing Nicolet International Flute Competition China” in 2010, one of the biggest and most important flute competitions worldwide.

As an orchestral musician Maria Cecilia Muñoz has had the opportunity to play under renowned conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and Heinz Holliger. She is assistant principal of the Opera Orchestra of the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires/Argentina. She also collaborates with the Basel and Lausanne chamber orchestras as well as the Camerata Bern and Musique des Lumières, Switzerland.

In July 2013 was released her debut album “Couleur” together with the Canadian pianist Tiffany Butt. The CD is dedicated to the French repertoire and was recorded and produced by the German label ARS Produktion. In 2014 was released her solo album with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and the harpist Sarah O’Brian.

With her wide range of repertoire she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in prominent halls such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Zürich, the Casino Basel and at important festivals including the Menhuin Festival Gstaad, Davos Festival and the Tage für neue Musik Zürich, together with Tiffany Butt, Riccardo Bovino, the Festival Strings Lucerne, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kammerorchester Basel, Deutsche Kammerakademie, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig, Ensemble Laboratorium, Belgrade Stings Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Cappella Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Virtuosi di Kuhmo, Symphony Orchestra of Salta and Córdoba and National Radio Orchestra in Argentina.

She completed her education in Argentina under Adriana Rodriguez and in Switzerland with Felix Renggli, in the well-known soloists-class of the Hochschule Basel. Her studies were complemented by, among others, Aurèle Nicolet, who inspired her greatly.

She is extremely committed to performing contemporary music and is a member of the modern music ensemble “laboratorium”, with whom she has played in many festivals and premiered many works written especially for the ensemble.