Internationally-acclaimed Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko is a laureate of numerous competitions, Grammy-award winner for her collaboration with The Crossing, and recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect fellowship. Arlen is the cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. She recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and regularly performs at chamber music festivals Music from Angel Fire, Spoleto USA, and Tippet Rise. Arlen founded her interactive chamber music concert series, Philadelphia Performances for Autism, and is involved with several communities in Philadelphia & NYC, including Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Photo by Jiyang Chen.