Cece Olszewski

Member & Reg. Director since Fall 2019

Delaware County, PA Region

Fifteen-year-old violinist Cecelia Olszewski is from Wallingford, Pennsylvania and began violin lessons at age four. She is currently a student at Strath Haven High School and studies violin with Charles Parker.  She also studies piano with Christine Emata and composition with David Trum. Cecelia has performed as part of the Temple Music Prep Center for Gifted Young Musicians program since the age of 9.  She has been a member of the Chamber Players Orchestra, led by Davyd Booth (The Philadelphia Orchestra), Baroque Players led by Aaron Picht, as well as multiple chamber groups.  As a high school freshman, Cecelia was Principal Second Violin of the Strath Haven High School Symphony Orchestra.  She also plays the tenor sax in the Strath Haven High School Panther Marching Band and bassoon in the Strath Haven High School Symphonic Band.  In 2019, she performed a cappella choral concerts throughout northern Italy with the Strath Haven Silvertones.  Cecelia was named the George S. Slick Arts Fellow in the areas of violin, piano and original composition, and will perform a solo concert at the Lang Center for the Performing Arts, Swarthmore College, in June, 2021. 

Aida Ruan

Member & Reg. Director since Fall 2019

Delaware County, PA Region

Aida is a junior at Strath Haven High School. She has played violin since the age of 5 and currently studies with Mei-Chen Liao Barnes. She previously studied with Gao Xiang of the University of Delaware and at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music. She has been a part of many ensembles including the Una Voce Quartet. Aida has also been a member of the Delaware County Youth Orchestra for the past 3 years, along with being co-concertmaster of her school orchestra. Recently, she participated in the All-State PMEA orchestra as a sophomore. During her weekends when she is not at debate tournaments, Aida can be found playing at Songbook for Seniors, a local initiative created to play for the elderly in senior homes. Aida joined the Back to Bach Program in the Summer of 2019.

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