Master of Music by Codarts Conservatory (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Celia started studying classical piano at the local conservatory of her hometown Burgos (Spain).
She followed Bachelor studies at Musikene in San Sebastián (Spain) and then ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten (Arnhem, Enschede & Zwolle, The Netherlands), where she got her Bachelor Diploma with teacher Frank van de Laar.
With her many chamber music ensembles (Rotterdam Lied Duo, Duo IJlstra-García, Maas Duo, Codigo Trio, Duo Vermeer...), she has performed all over The Netherlands and in Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Canada and China.
In 2011 Codigo Trio recorded their debut album Martyrs, devoted to forgotten repertoire for this relatively unusual ensemble: mezzosoprano, French horn and piano.
She is a member of Alchemy Ensemble and in 2012 she recorded the album Sweet solitude with soprano and artistic director of Alchemy Nicole Jordan.
Celia is specialized in orchestral playing (piano, celesta and synthesizer) and has performed with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Dutch National Ballet Orchestra, Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, Dutch National Youth Orchestra and others.
In February 2016 she recorded an album on solo celesta in Stuttgart (Germany) commissioned by Schiedmayer Celesta GmbH that will be released in 2016-17.
She is an enthusiastic performer and continuously seeks to push the boundaries of her art: together with tap dancer Marije Nie, Celia created Classical Tap, a duo which highlights hidden rhythms in classical repertoire; and with Florien Hilgenkamp she forms Rabbits at top speed, a comical classical duo (under direction of Marc Krone).
Celia is a member of the Classical Music Rave collective: www.classicalmusicrave.com.
Lately she has performed at TV programs De Tiende van Tijl and Maestro, as well as radio programs Opium (Radio 4) and NTR Podium.
Her solo repertoire covers all classical styles from Baroque to contemporary music, with an accent on music from the early 20th century.
She has got prizes for her solo playing at Xàtiva National Piano Competition, Arlanza Young Pianists Competition and others, and she was a finalist of the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours and Albacete National Piano Competition.
Since 2012, Celia is artistic programmer at Cultuurbrigade Rotterdam, programming events such as Romantiek in Keukenhof and Dag van de Romantische Muziek (Rotterdam), the largest free classical music festival in The Netherlands.
She also works as a ballet accompanist at the Amsterdam University for the Arts and the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam.
During her studies she was supported by the City Council of Burgos, the Nieuw Haersoltefonds and the program "Jóvenes Excelentes" by Caja de Burgos, for the making of her Master Artistic Research The pianist joins the tutti: an introduction to orchestral playing for pianists.