Born in Zurich, Swiss composer Cécile Marti developed a great passion for music at an early age thanks to the artistic environment within which she was raised. She learned how to play the piano and violin at the tender age of eight and discovered a fascination for contemporary music not long after. Cécile's first musical sketches began to appear while studying violin in Zurich. She completed her first work at the age of 30. Shortly after, Cécile decided to do a postgraduate study in composition, which led to a full-time study under the tutelage of Dieter Ammann at the Music School in Lucerne (Musikhochschule Luzern). She graduated in the summer of 2008. In 2008 Cécile Marti won the International Composition Competition for Orchestra at the 9th Weimar Spring Contemporary Music Days. She received an invitation in 2008 to the International Davos Festival "Young Artists in Concert".