Cecilia Archuleta, violinist, enjoys a varied and colorful career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. Her refined and expressive virtuosity have brought numerous engagements with some of our region’s most esteemed ensembles, as well as internationally. In her native Los Angeles, she studied violin with Frances Hahn, Eudice Shapiro, Paul Shure (member of the Hollywood String Quartet), and was privileged to count Camilla Wicks, Henryk Szeryg and Jascha Heifetz among her mentors.
Cecilia was concertmaster with Philharmonia Northwest and has played with Northwest Sinfonietta, the Seattle Symphony, Pacific NW Ballet Orchestra. She is currently a member of Seattle Baroque Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony Orchestra.
In chamber music (her greatest love), Cecilia has performed with the Philadelphia String Quartet for twelve seasons at the Olympic Music Festival, and the renowned Onyx Trio Series at Town Hall. She is on faculty with the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Madness series and Midsummer Musical Retreat, where she coaches chamber ensembles. She has performed with Gallery Concerts, Intimate Baroque, Anacortes Arts series, Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, Oswego music Festival and the Mainely Mozart Festival.
As a soloist, Cecilia has been a guest of the Toluca Symphony, Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Philarmonia, Octava Chamber Orchestra, Cantare Ensemble, and the Chaspen Chamber Orchestra. She has toured North and South America 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 and a special performance for the President of Mexico, by special request of the First Lady of Mexico, and a performance of the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Jack Benny!