Berklee Summer in the CityCettina Donato
Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. Born in Messina, Sicily, she attended the conservatory in Reggio, Calabria, where she studied classical music and composition. She also received a degree in jazz from the Conservatory of Messina.
In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Her first album, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.
As a Berklee student, Donato has worked as a tutor and student ambassador. She was piano accompanist for Berklee at the Umbria Jazz Festival and has played several concerts at Berklee as a band leader and a composer. Donato received the Carla Bley Award from the Jazz Composition Department. She also composed and performed a track on a recent CD released by Jazz Revelation Records.