Celina Marie Di Cecca was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She picked up her first violin at age four, it was then she began her classical studies. After attending her first fiddle camp at age 12, and being exposed to the toe-tapping rhythms of fiddle music, she fell in love with Canadian Celtic and Old Time music.
Celina has been wowing audiences for over 20 years performing both classical and fiddle music throughout Canada. She earned her Music Education degree from The University of Western Ontario with honours, majoring on the viola. This is where she decided that music would be her full time job.
Celina brings a dynamic finesse to her stage performance and is a highly sought after live and studio musician in Toronto, Ont. She has performed with such notable musicians as Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Heather Rankin, (The Rankin Family) Shane Cook, Mark Sullivan and Jake Charron (East Pointers).
Celina’s most recent creation is producing, directing and performing in the incredible show, The Great Canadian Fiddle Show. The show has performed at Canada's Wonderland for the past two seasons and was a featured performer at the Canadian National Exhibition in 2017. Celina is also in a variety of bands including the Toronto based folk-roots duo with her new husband, Greyhound Riders. Celina is also a proud member of The Amores. She's also a founding member of Steel City Rovers and performed with the Tartan Terrors.
It was also during Celina's university years where she first started to dabble in songwriting with her guitar. Over the past decade, Celina has written dozens of songs. With plans to record all of the music she written, her single, "Waiting" is available for purchase here and where all digital music is sold. Her music has been described as fresh folk pop, catchy and fun.
Celina has been teaching the fiddle, violin, viola, piano and mandolin for over 15 years. She has successfully built her studio to over 30 private students both in person and online around the world. She frequents as a fiddle instructor at regional fiddle camps and is active as both a judge and contestant at local fiddle contests in Ontario. In the fall of 2017, Celina was instrumental in successfully bringing back the Woodbridge Fiddle Contest after it hadn't run for over 20 years.
Currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Celina is teaching, composing, and performing live as often as possible.