IN Los Angeles Magazine writes, "The audience…jumped to their feet in a standing ovation after a performance by soprano CECEILIA ALLWEIN." Ceceilia has performed in venues ranging from Jordan Hall to Jim Henson Studios in full and partial operatic roles, including Adele in Die Fledermaus, Cunegonde in Candide, Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers, Marie in La Fille du Régiment, and Fire/Nightingale in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. Ceceilia is also no stranger to the performance of new and contemporary music. During the 2008/9 season she performed in over 10 premieres and gave the only recorded performance of Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Love, My Sweet Rain” with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. During the 2009/10 season she participated in pianist Stephen Drury’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice and performed György Kurtag’s Kafka-Fragmente as part of a special residency at Yellow Barn Music Festival. Ceceilia is currently a master’s student at Brooklyn College and studies privately with Claudia Waite.
Pianist AARON LIKNESS is an enthusiastic advocate of modern and contemporary music, an interpreter of "superb clarity and sensitivity" (CVNC) whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez. He has been heard throughout the Boston area, including live broadcast performances on WGBH, in appearances with the NEC Philharmonia, [nec]shivaree, Discovery Ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, and Boston New Music Initiative. He also works regularly with young composers in premieres and performances of new music. A native of North Carolina, Likness attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving the school's highest honors in performance and composition. He is currently pursuing a masters' degree at the New England Conservatory, where he studies with pianist Stephen Drury.