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Internationally acclaimed Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko is a dynamic, versatile young artist who has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician across North America, Asia, and Europe. A laureate of several competitions, including top prizes at the Kingsville International Competition and Canadian Music Competition, she has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles, including the National Arts Center Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, Arlen was recently awarded a Grammy for her collaboration with The Crossing, and has collaborated in performance with members of the Guarneri, Orion, Cleveland, and Tokyo String Quartets, among others. She is a member of Ensemble Connect, Dolce Suono Ensemble, and the Ellipses Ensemble, and regularly performs with a myriad of ensembles on the East Coast, including the Bang on a Can All Stars, Jupiter Chamber Players, Frisson, and Network for New Music. Arlen has also performed as principal cellist of several ensembles, including the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, New York String Orchestra, and Symphony in C. Committed to using her music to serve her community, Arlen has implemented many community-based performance projects around Philadelphia, including founding her own interactive chamber music concert series, Philadelphia Performances for Autism, and has become involved with several communities in NYC, including Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. She has also served as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Project 440, and maintains a small private studio. A native of Canada, Arlen is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.  http://www.arlenhlusko.com/