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Pianist Cecile Licad at La Jolla SummerFest

Filipino pianist Cecile Licad
Filipino pianist Cecile Licad

Filipino pianist Cecile Licad has a nightclub voice and sultry looks, but when she plays Rachmaninoff, she may as well be a native-born Russian. We hear her onstage at La Jolla SummerFest, in a chat with Performance Today host Fred Child.

Then, she plays Mendelssohn's "Song Without Words," Op. 53, No. 3, and the opening movement to the Sonata No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.

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