was born on 2001. He studied the piano since 2009 under the guidance of Maddalena De Facci. In 2014 he obtained the third grade pre-academic certificate on piano with full marks at “Conservatorio B. Maderna" in Cesena. From 2012 he attended Masterclasses with eminent pedagogues and pianists among which Riccardo Risaliti, Giampaolo Nuti, Alberto Nosè, Pasquale Iannone, Marian Mika, Roberto Plano, Maurizio Baglini, Vincenzo Balzani and Benedetto Lupo. In July 2014 he was selected by Aldo Ciccolini as active participant in the Masterclass during “31st Musica Riva Festival international meeting for young musicians” in Riva del Garda. In July 2015 he attended the 2nd International Piano Festival in Italy in San Giovanni Teatino and he has Masterclasses with the pianists Alexander Kobrin, Juan Lago, Nikita Fitenko and Yuri Didenko. In March 2016 he attended "Clavicologne International Piano Festival" in Aachen and he gas Masterclasses with the pianists Aquiles Delle Vigne, Iljia Scheps, Leonel Morales, Jaques Rouvier, Yuri Didenko, Arkadi Zenzipér. Elia Cecino won the first prize in more than 50 national and international piano competition in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland and Germany among which: 16th Marco Bramanti Piano Competition in Forte dei Marmi; 2nd Clavicologne International Piano Competition in Aachen; 23rd International Chopin festival in Mazovia; 3rd Filippo Trevisan Piano Prize in Palmanova; 9th Epta Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Osjiek; 14th Città di Gorizia Competition; 14th Vietri sul Mare-Costa Amalfitana Piano Competition; 5th Città di Firenze Premio Crescendo Piano Competition; 26th Città di Albenga Piano Competition; 1st G. Tartini Piano Competition in Pirano; Città di San Donà di Piave Piano Competition; 21st Giulio Rospigliosi National Piano Competition in Lamporecchio. In 2013 he was finalist and 2nd prize with scholarship in the Caesar Franck International Piano Competition in Bruxelles. In 2015 he was selected for the Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark. In 2016 he win the 25th Ibla Grand Prize in Ragusa and so he'll play in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York in may 2017. The last two years Elia has been invited to give a lot of solo recitals in some music festival at Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi, at Palazzo Loschi in Vicenza, at Villa De Brandis in San Giovanni al Natisone, at teatro Manzoni and at Villa Scornio in Pistoia for the the “Amici dell’opera”, at Palazzo Albrizzi and at Cavagnis cultural center in Venezia, in the Festival of Nations at the Marcello theatre in Rome, at Sala Marizza in Fogliano Redipuglia, at Palazzo delle Generali in Trieste, at the Sale Apollinee of the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venezia during the event “Happy birthday Mozart", at San Marco church in Marostica, at San Remigio auditorium in Vimodrone (MI) in Piano Talent Festival, at Sant'Antonio church in Cellamonte Monferrato (AL) in Monferrato Classic Festival. Since 2013 Elia Cecino has been member of a piano duo four-hands which gained numerous first prizes, awards and recognitions on competitions and festivals. From last year Elia has been member of a duo piano-violin, a duo and trio with violin and cello and they have a lot of concerts. He performed with orchestra the K 491 Mozart’s piano concert at Palazzo Zacco in Padova and and at the church of the Patron Saints of Europe in Marcon.