Cécilia Roumi is a French soprano, currently based in Basel, Switzerland. She completed her Performance Master (Renaissance-Romantic) at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Ulrich Messthaler in 2020. At the same time, she studied jazz singing with Ann Malcom at the Jazz Campus Basel. In 2016 she was "Lauréate des fondations Royaumont". Lessons with Sonia Tedla as well as masterclasses with Margreet Honig, René Jacobs, Andreas Scholl and Alessandro Quarta complemented her musical education so far.
Her stage experience as a soloist includes Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart with the International Singing Academy (Dir. Luc Baghdassarian), Couperin's Leçons de ténèbres alongside soprano Marie Lys (Bernvocal, Dir. Fritz Krämer), Belinda in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell (I Locatelli, Dir. Thomas Chigioni), Doralice in Scarlatti's Il Trionfo dell'Onore at the Festtage Basel (Dir. Giorgio Paronuzzi), and Lauretta in Pergolesi's Il Maestro di musica, (Dir. Francesco Pedrini). Future projects include the part of Hélène in Herbert Grönemeyer's Pferd frisst Hut at Theater Basel and the part of Lucy in Kurt Weill's Dreigroschenoper at Theater Basel.
Interested in various repertoires, she founded Duo Byblos together with pianist and composer Nicolas Venner. The duo brings together jazz, French melodies, chansons, cabaret and operetta.
As an actress, she has also been able to take on the roles of Charlotte in Dom Juan and Angélique in George Dandin by Molière, as well as Justine in Pulchérie by Corneille.
She also holds a Master's degree in literature and won in 2012 the prestigious "agrégation de lettres modernes".