Originally hailing from the Greater Chicago area, Noëlle Streuber-Eden embarked on her musical journey at the tender age of three and three-quarters and currently studies solo violin with Prof. Guillaume Combet in Philadelphia, PA. After her solo debut with the Lakeside Artists in 2021, Noëlle has performed in numerous violin master classes for such legendary figures as Almita Vamos, Ida Kavafian, Jennifer Koh, and Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition winner Angela Sin Ying Chan, and taken lessons from Prof. Desirée Ruhstrat and Prof. Monte Belknap. Noëlle has most recently had the privilege of showcasing her craft in Andrea Clearfield’s renowned Szalon, on the Weill Recital Hall stage of Carnegie Hall, and as soloist (and concertmaster) with the PYAO in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and with the LSM Festival Orchestra in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Valparaiso, Indiana. A sought-after chamber musician and frequent performer, she finds joy in the innovative and creative pre-college environment of Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians, with whom she has travelled to Reykjavik and Harpa, Iceland, as well as in the Settlement School’s Ann Newman String Quartet, where her musical talent has been recognized with a continuing Advanced Study Program Scholarship. Among her latest accolades are the Ambler Symphony Orchestra’s Elmer and Louise Menges Scholarship (2023), as well as First Prizes in the Ninth Annual PYAO Young Artists Solo Competition (2023), the 2022 International Clara Schumann Competition, the 2022 Pennsylvania Opus Music Competition, the 2022 Elite International Music Competition in New York, and the 2022 Charleston International Contemporary Music Competition. Noëlle lives along the Main Line with her parents and, more importantly, her two cats, Herman and Millie.
Cellist Isabel Morales, 16, is currently a junior at Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP), where she plays principal cello in the orchestra; sings in the choir, concert choir and All-City Choir; and participates onstage in the cast of the musicals. Isabel is a member of the Youth Chamber Orchestra at the Temple University Center for Gifted Young Musicians and has performed with the group both in Philadelphia and in Iceland. As a scholarship recipient in the Settlement Music School Advanced Study Program, she is the cellist of the Ann Newman String Quartet. She previously was a member of the Trimmingham Piano Trio at Settlement. As a sophomore she was selected for the PMEA District 12 Orchestra and Regional Orchestra. During the summers, Isabel has attended Luzerne Music Center, the Dalí String Quartet International Music Festival, Sphinx Performance Academy, and Point Counterpoint. She is a winner of the Old York Road Symphony’s Young Artists’ Competition and a 2023 Ambler Symphony Scholarship Award recipient. Isabel started cello at age 4 with Amy Barston. Currently a student of Rachel Freivogel, Isabel has also studied with Yumi Kendall and Christopher Fiore. Isabel enjoys reading, dancing, attending the theater, and marine biology.
Aurelia Faidley-Solars is a 13-year old American cellist who has garnered international attention as a young concert artist. Aurelia currently studies at the Juilliard School of Music.
Aurelia made her orchestra debut with the Amati Orchestra in Lausanne, Switzerland, receiving nine curtain calls for her performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major. She has also performed with the Sempre Musick Symphony in Boston, the Metropolitan Symphony of New York, the Montgomery Symphony in Ohio, the NJ Virtuosi Sinfonietta in New Jersey, and the Manhattan Sinfonietta. As a soloist, Aurelia has appeared in Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and London.
Aurelia is a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Ambler Symphony Concerto Competition in Philadelphia, the Hill Concerto Competition in NYC, the Sound Symphony Concerto Competition in New York, the Vienna International Music Competition, the CelloWorld Concerto Competition in Vienna, the Petrichor Competition, the Birmingham International Competition in London. She is the youngest prizewinner in the history of The Ronald Sachs International Competition, as well as the two-time New Eastern regionals winner for the Music Teachers’ National Association. She was also awarded the prestigious Aaron Rosand Memorial Prize and is the 2023 Menges Scholarship recipient. Aurelia is the youngest finalist in the history for the Artist Presentation Society and was the only student featured in a solo performance celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the New World Symphony, a joint project between the United States and The Czech Republic. Aurelia was the 2023 soloist chosen for the “Young Artists Performers” series in South Carolina, and has toured throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States.
Aurelia is working on her second album with Petrichor Records, due out in Summer, 2023 with the Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor. At the age of 12, Aurelia released her first album, “From Bach to Summerland” and was reviewed by writer Huntley Dent for New York Classical Review. “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…”.
Aurelia currently studies with Fred Sherry. Her major pedagogical influences include Diego Garcia, her very first teacher, and Hans Jorgen Jensen, her long-time teacher and mentor. She has studied with or appeared in masterclasses with Laurence Lesser, Richard Aaron, Darrett Adkins, Brannon Cho, Phillipe Muller, David Finckel, Ralph Kirschbaum, Amit Peled, Stephen Doane, Rosemary Elliot, Peter Stumpf, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Clive Greensmith, Matt Haimovitz, Zvi Plesser, Tomasz Strahl, Andres Diaz, Lluis Claret, and Tao Ni, and Pablo Ferrandez. Other major influences include John-Henry Crawford and Zlatomir Fung. In the summer of 2023, Aurelia attended Morningside Music Bridge, a full scholarship program for highly gifted students between the ages of 13-18 where she featured in a number of “Emerging Artists” concerts and masterclasses.
Besides cello, Aurelia is a dedicated ballet dancer, studying in the Pre-Professional division at the School of American Ballet. She has performed featured roles in the New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”. In 2023, she attended the Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Program in London. She loves art of all kinds, singing, and animals. She owns a 1.5 year old crested gecko named “Autumn”.
Adelle Sullivan-Cozza is a 14-year-old violinist attending Las Americas ASPIRA Academy in Newark, Delaware. She began playing violin at age 2, and currently studies with Lee Snyder. Since 2018, Adelle has performed with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Recently, she joined the Settlement Advanced Chamber Ensemble as a Zallman Perpetual Prize recipient.
Adelle has competed and placed in multiple competitions, including winner of the 2015 and 2016 Vivace Competition, runner up in the 2018 Delaware Concerto Competition, winner of the 2020 Concerto Competition at Delaware Music School, and winner of the 2023 Ambler Symphony Competition. She also received honorable mention at the Newark Concerto Competition. In 2020, Adelle debuted with the Delaware Community Orchestra playing Mozart Concerto, and this year she will be a featured soloist with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra.
Adelle studied at music festivals such as the Sphinx Performance Academy, the Heifetz International Music Institute, and Point Counter Point. She began her violin training as a Suzuki student and participated in several of their summer camps and as a member of the Minneapolis Suzuki Association of the America Biannual Conference orchestra. Adelle is the recipient of the Primavera Artist scholarship named after Maestro Joseph Primavera.
Ryan Wang, age 15, is a sophomore at The Haverford School. He has studied violin with Meichen Liao-Barnes for eight years. He played in the Delaware Young Musicians’ Orchestra for two years and has been a member of the Delaware County Youth Orchestra for the past four years. Ryan plays music in nursing homes and churches to share his talent in music with others.
Ryan has also competed in competitions such as the Tri-County Concerts Youth Festival where he earned honorable mention and the Rose Tree Pops Orchestra Competition where he won 3rd place. He is also a recipient of the Eric Brown Foundation and is extremely grateful for the opportunities it has given to him.
Ryan also teaches free violin lessons to disadvantaged students during the summer to give back to the community. In his free time, he likes to hang out with friends, play video games, swim, ski, and write.