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Virtual Concert Halls 2023-2024 Interview and Performance

CliKK Corner Interview 2024

Meet Aurelia Faidley, the Prodigy Cellist who Dances!

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The Hill Competition: A Review of Talent

Aurelia Faidley, Cello

“Absolutely stunning playing!!! Poetic, insightful, exciting, riveting, visceral, passionate, lyrical, exacting, sensitive, idiomatic and of course technically superb! One could go on forever. but of all, she says something. and she says it eloquently!”

-Jack Price

“Aurelia’s fearless performance of the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with our Sound Symphony was both deeply musical and impeccably played. She projects so many varieties of sound and emotion from her instrument! She is a gifted soloist with the heart and spirit of a musical collaborator. It was a great pleasure to prepare and perform the piece with her.”

-Dorothy Savitch Music Director, Sound Symphony Music Director, Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra​

“Young Artist Performances” had the pleasure of hosting the exceptionally talented 13-year-old cellist, Aurellia Faidley, for two remarkable recitals this year. She displayed remarkable skill with precise articulations and an exquisite range of tone colors. What truly impressed us was her ability to interpret the music with the depth and maturity of an artist well beyond her years.

– Joe Gimbel

 

“She’s a wonderfully gifted 12-year-old with remarkable technique and a musical understanding beyond her years.  If you wonder how such a young performer might fare in the Elgar Cello Concerto, Faidley puts on her Jacqueline du Pré cap for a passionately felt introduction…”.

– Huntley Dent, New York Classical Review

 

Aurelia Faidley, 13, appears to have been born to perform. I am biased toward duPre’s original recording of this masterclass, but Aurelia made me tilt my head. Her communication with the conductor, concertmaster, and the entire cello section was very impressive and showed maturity beyond her years. This young cellist knew the orchestral part inside and out and was able to fully immerse herself inside the Elgar Cello Concerto. Her sound was powerful and each color and emotion was very easily conveyed to her audience. Watching Aurelia perform was like taking an emotional journey through Elgar’s imagination.

Times Bulletin (June 20, 2023)

 

I was very happy to make music with Aurelia Faidley in May, 2023, with the Elgar Cello Concerto. She is a fine young cellist who plays with great passion and music intensity and lyrical sensitivity that both match the work, and which also seem to come to her completely naturally. In short she plays both with considerable technical mastery, and straight from the heart.

– Mark Latham
Music Director, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra

“I grew up with the Casals Festival in Barcelona, heard Casals play – and Aurelia has that rare, rare gift, bringing a magical touch to Bach.”

– Jama Wani