Annette Céline made a number of recordings for the Decca, Vox, Kenwood, Olympia and Claudio labels and collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti and Montserrat Caballé in a recording of Verdi’s Luisa Miller for Decca. She also recorded the Complete Chopin Songs with her mother, Felicja Blumental.
Annette Céline was a talented painter and exhibited in various solo and group shows in Paris, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo. A digital exhibition of her work is also available on Saatchi online.
In memory of her mother, Annette Céline founded the annual Felicja Blumental International Music Festival in Tel Aviv, in 1999, and remained the Artistic Director until her death on 3rd June 2017, her 78th birthday.
Annette’s recent recordings for Brana Records, accompanied by pianist Christopher Gould, include
‘Cantigas’ (BR0003) which features lesser-known works by Waldemar Henrique and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
‘Songs With & Without Words’ (BR0006) which showcases a variety of songs by Mendelssohn, Verdi, Grieg, Fauré, Granados among others, and was described as “an expressive set, but what runs throughout this very well-filled disc is the natural sense of the love of music-making which Ms Celine and her partner clearly possess.” (Musical Opinon,).
‘Was It A Dream?’ (BR0011) which focuses on small masterpieces by composers who, more often than not, were recognised as masters of larger scale works, together with a touch of spice from works by exotic Zarzuela composers.