Cecilia Löfstrand was born in 1973 in Umea, Sweden. She started to play the piano at the age of three and at the age of eight gave her first concerts and began to accompany singers and instrumentalists. From the age of thirteen she started to prepare herself for a coming future as a professional musician, and her teachers Maria André-Frid (Hans Leygraf-School) and Pera Szmukler (Heinrich Neuhaus-pupil) helped her to develop this complex research of Life in all its dimensions. She made her first recording for the Swedish National Radio when she was twelve and was in early age prizewinner in several piano competitions in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. After her graduation she studied with Einar Steen-Nökleberg at the Music Academy of Oslo at the Hanover Hochschule für Musik und Theater. At the same time she won the Culture Prize in her hometown in Sweden. Since 1999 she has lived in Paris. Her concert career has taken her to Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, England, Italy, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Canada and Japan, and her first recording, in 2008, Sonatas for Flute and Piano by Phillipe Gaubert with flautist Patrick Gallois was released by Naxos and won the highest praise in the French critical magazine Diapason.