Paris-born soprano Cécilia Roumi completed her Master's degree in Performance with a focus on Renaissance-Romanticism at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Ulrich Messthaler in 2020. At the same time, she studied jazz singing with Ann Malcom at the Jazz Campus Basel. Her musical training is complemented by lessons with Sonia Tedla and masterclasses with Margreet Honig, René Jacobs, Andreas Scholl and Alessandro Quarta. In 2016, she was the winner of the Royaumont Foundation Prize.
She has gained stage experience as a soloist, including as Pamina in 'Die Zauberflöte' with the International Singing Academy (director: Luc Baghdassarian), in Couperin's 'Leçons de ténèbres' alongside soprano Marie Lys (Bernvocal, director: Fritz Krämer), Belinda in 'Dido and Aeneas' (I Locatelli, directed by Thomas Chigioni), Doralice in Scarlatti's 'Il Trionfo del'Onore' at the Festtage Basel (directed by Giorgio Paronuzzi) and Lauretta in Pergolesi's 'Il Maestro di musica' (directed by Francesco Pedrini).
As she is interested in the diversity of the repertoire, she founded the Duo Byblos with the pianist and composer Nicolas Venner, which combines jazz with French melodies, chansons, cabaret and operetta tunes. As an actress, she has taken on the roles of Charlotte in 'Don Juan' and Angélique in 'George Dandin' by Molière, as well as Justine in Corneille's 'Pulchérie'. The singer also has a master's degree in literature and was awarded the prestigious 'agrégation de lettres modernes' in 2012.