Celia Alcedo was born in Santurce (Biscay), where she begins to study singing and piano. Later she moves to Madrid, winning Extraordinary Prize End of Career in the Conservatoire of Guadalajara and the degree of Singing in the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid.
She completes her studies in courses and magisterial classes with Isabel Penagos, Ana M. Higueras, Victoria de los Ángeles, Teresa Berganza, Enrique Viana, Michael Zanetti, Félix Lavilla, Manuel Burgueras and Xavier Parés in Spain, with Wolfram Rieger in Spain and in Germany (Berlin), and with Enza Ferrari in Italy (Treviso) and in the Teatro Real of Madrid.
Celia Alcedo maintains an intense activity in symphonic music, singing oratories, operas and 'zarzuelas' in different theatres, halls and national and international festivals as the Philharmonic Society of Bilbao, Teatros del Canal and the National Auditorium in Madrid, Hall of Zaragoza, Teatro Romano in Mérida, the Konzerhaus in Berlin, Festival of Classic Theatre of Almagro, the Autumn Festival of Madrid, the International Festival of Dance and Music of Granada, the International Festival of Santander, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele of Germany, the Music Festival of Abu-Gosh (Israel), the festival Mitto Settembre Musica of Milan and Turin, between others.
She has been in charge of many premieres of works of contemporary Spanish composers. For instance, Sánchez-Verdú's opera El viaje a Simorg in the Teatro Real of Madrid, as well as recordings of contemporary opera, between them the recent CD published by Verso about the opera Bonhomet y el cisne by the composer Eduardo Pérez Maseda.
Some of her most interesting performances in recent years has been her participation in the world premiere of Brokeback Mountain again at Teatro Real, conducted by Titus Engel and stage of Ivo van Hove, as well as her participation in the production María Moliner at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and again at Real, Dead man walking by Jake Heegie, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
She is a habitual collaborator of musical groups as La Folía and Grupo LIM (Laboratory of Musical Interpretation), managed by the composer Jesús Villa Rojo, formations both with which she has recorded several CD as vocal soloist.
Also, due to her interest for the baroque music, she collaborates with groups as La Capilla Real de Madrid, Grupo Vocal Sebastián Durón or Zarabanda.
Celia Alcedo works with directors like Octav Calleya, Tulio Gagliardo, Luis Izquierdo, Miguel Ortega, Alberto Cobo, Óscar Gershensohn, José Ramón Encinar, Jordi Casas, José Luis Temes, Dominique Fanal, Salvador Mas, Adrian Sunshine, José M. Alonso, López Cobos, Michel Corboz, Wolfgand Lischke or Ignacio Yepes.