The six-year-old Willetton school student recently took out first place in the WA Piano Competition in the under eight section.
‘At the beginning, I didn’t expect to win in this section of the competition because it was eight years and under recital,’ she said.
‘So when the result was being announced, my heart was pounding when my name was called that I won first place.’
Having taken out the top prize, the South Perth resident has been invited to play at Carnegie Hall in New York next year.
‘I have already started to create a list of what I want to do with my parents while I am there,’ Cecilia said.
For sure I want to go to Disneyland and visit my cousins in the USA.’
She started learning the piano when she was just three years old and is now a student at Yoon Sen Lee Music School.
Cecilia said she enjoyed playing piano because she could express herself and her love for music.
‘My hope is that I can be a great pianist and have a scholarship,’ she said.
‘And also to travel around the world to entertain people with my musical playing.’