Cecília Branco was born in Lisbon and studied under Professor Manuel Gomes at the Fundação Musical dos Amigos das Crianças and under Professor Leonor Prado at the National Conservatory in Lisbon. She received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Fundation to study with Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin International Academy of Music in Gstaad, Switzerland, and with Felix Andrievski in Tel Aviv.
She has toured internationally with Camerata Lysy and performed solo with the RDP Symphony Orchestra, the Lisbon Chamber Orchestra and the La Folia Orchestra. She has given recitals and made recordings for RDP and RTP and represented Portugal in the “Concerti per Europa” (Italian Radio Television, Venice, 1989) and at the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations – World Orchestra for Peace, under the direction of Sir Georg Solti (Geneva, 1995). She is currently a soloist in the second violins with the Gulbenkian Orchestra.