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Aurelia Faidley-Solars

Aurelia Faidley-Solars, 8-years old, is in the third grade at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey. Aurelia is a serious cello student, ballerina, and actress. She has won several music competitions, including “Artist of the Year” in the Great Composer's International Competition, First Place in The Crescendo Competition, East Coast Competition, the United States Classical International Competition, the Golden International Music Competition, and Grand Prize at the Elite Music Competition. Aurelia has performed at
Carnegie Hall five times and at Royal Albert Hall in London.

In April, 2017, she performed as a soloist with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, and in October of 2017, she performed with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta after being chosen as a "Star of Tomorrow". In February, 2018, Aurelia performed with the Camerata International Orchestra at Merkin Hall. As a winner of the Sempre Musick Concerto Competition, Aurelia performed in Boston with orchestra in May, 2018 and at Carnegie Hall with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta in June, 2018.

Aurelia appeared with concert violinist Lisa Batiashvili in March, 2018 as the youngest member of an elite student orchestra. She also performed for Yo-Yo Ma in an ensemble from her school in April, 2017, and she has performed in a masterclass for concert cellist Patrick Jee. Aurelia will perform as a soloist on a European tour in 2019, visiting Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, and Budapest.
Aurelia was chosen to sing in the select children’s chorus for Verismo Opera’s production of “Turandot” in April, 2018. She was accepted to “A Class Act NY’s” elite Broadway camp in July, 2018 and performed Off-Broadway in an ensemble cast and in a masterclass for Broadway’s Sean Patrick Doyle.

Besides cello, Aurelia is a very serious student of ballet, in her second year at the School of American Ballet and is a talented visual artist. A budding actress, Aurelia has been featured in the Hulu Original show "The Path" with Aaron Paul and in an episode of “Jon Glaser Loves Gear”. She is the main character in a commercial for the computer software, Carbonite. Aurelia has begun giving back to her community by following one of her passions; fundraising and supplying Urban Pathways of NYC with supplies for their art therapy classes for homeless families. She also loves swimming, skiing, chess, gymnastics, and everything science.

A review of Aurelia:
“A finely developing, comprehensive technique, nicely contrasting between legago,
articulated, and detache. Most remarkable— especially for one so young—
were the interpretative powers exhibited, with virtually flawless intonation, and
an almost uncanny, highly musical sense of style. Perfectly memorized, dramatically
presented.” -Cellist Laurence Rosen