Concertmaster, Cecilia Archuleta
Violinist Cecilia Archuleta enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. Her elegant, vibrant virtuosity has brought numerous engagements with our region’s most esteemed ensembles. She has been privileged to count Camilla Wicks, Henryk Szeryg, and Jascha Heifetz among her mentors.
Cecilia was concertmaster with Philharmonia Northwest and has played with the Northwest Sinfonietta, the Seattle Symphony, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. She is currently a member of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony.
In chamber music (her greatest love), she has performed with the Philadelphia String Quartet on the Olympic Music Festival and the renowned Onyx Trio at Town Hall in Seattle. She is a member of the faculty of Icicle Creek Chamber Music and the Midsummer Musical Retreat, where she coaches chamber ensembles. She has performed with Gallery Concerts, Intimate Baroque, the Anacortes Arts series, Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, the Oswego Music Festival, and the Mainely Mozart Festival.
As a soloist, Cecilia has been a guest of the Toluca Symphony, the Four Seasons, Octava, and Chaspen Chamber Orchestras, and of Northwest Philharmonia, and the Cantare Ensemble. She has toured the Americas with the Orchestra de la Juventud and the Toluca Symphony. Highlights of her experience in Los Angeles include concerts for Princess Grace of Monaco with harpsichordist Igor Kipnis, a special recital for the President of Mexico, and a performance of the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Jack Benny!
Cecilia is happy be be joining Thalia Symphony Orchestra.