“A pianist of great pace”

(Christian Wasselin, Web Theatre, April 2016)

She is an orchestra in her own right!”

(Bertrand Renard, Culture box, February 2016)

Bathed in art from its childhood, especially that of theatre and text, Célia Oneto Bensaid decides that she will tell the stories on the piano, this rich instrument that allows so many directories!

It was at the CNSM in Paris that she won with as much enthusiasm five awards: piano (Claire Désert), accompaniment (singing direction with Erika Guiomar, vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec and piano accompaniment with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger) and  chamber music (Claire Desert and Ami Flammer) with the best distinctions. Celia has also been teaching Rena Shereshevskaya since 2010 and then at the Alfred Cortot Normal School where she graduated as a concertist in 2018. She also trained with Anne Queffelec, Maria-Joao Pires and Jean-Claude Pennetier in numerous masterclasses.

Winner of numerous competitions solo and chamber music (Piano Campus, Foundation Cziffra, Nadia and Lili Boulanger competition, Bonneton competition, Fauré competition, Poulenc competition), she receives the Public Award from the Geneva Arts in 2017. She performs regularly in concert in solo, chamber music and orchestral (Guard Orchestra Republican, Toulon Opera Orchestra, Appassionato Ensemble, etc.) in festivals and venues such as the Great Philharmonie de Paris, Piano aux Jacobins, the Roque d’Anthéron festival, the Folle Jour de Nantes, the Harbin Grand Theatre (China), Salamanca Hall (Japan), Périgord Noir, Piano en Valois, and was also invited from different radio shows (France Music: Festival Magazine, Generation Young Performers, Matinale). She performs regularly abroad (United States, Japan, Russia, Italy, England, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Algeria, China). In 2017, she is supported by the Safran Foundation, and becomes the winner of Pro Musicis and the popular. She is also a recipient of the Royaumont Foundation and becomes 2018 HSBC winner of the Aix-en-Provence Lyric Festival Academy.

The André Boisseaux Prize allows you to record his first solo album “American Touches” released 2018 devoted to the Americans Gershwin and Bernstein, and including his transcriptions of orchestral works under the very well-received label Sigh by criticism.

Dedicatee and creator of several pieces by the young composer Camille Pépin, Célia records her chamber music in a disc released in February 2019 by NoMadMusic (Choc Classica, FFF Telerama…).

She made her debut at Montreal’s Salle Bourgie and London’s Wigmore Hall during the 19/20 season.