Malina Rauschenfels

Malina Rauschenfels. Photo by Beth Segal.

Malina Rauschenfels is a soprano, composer, and multi-instrumentalist transplanted to Cleveland after 11 years in New York City, with degrees in cello and composition from Eastman and Juilliard. Praised by the New York Times as “compelling” and by the Village Voice as “remarkable,” she has also been commended by for her “exceptional vocal range, strong acting abilities, gripping theatricality, and commanding gestures, both musical and physical.” Malina is co-founder and executive director of Burning River Baroque, with whom she sings and plays baroque cello. She is also artistic director of hūmAnómali, a collaboratively structured music ensemble which incorporates “extra-musical affairs,” such as dance, gesture, and theatricality into its historically informed performances of music from antiquity to the present. Recent projects include the Spanish zarzuela Acis and Galatea with El Fuego Early Music Ensemble, an opera by Rachel Devorah Trapp premiered in Halifax, and a concert with guest tenor and baroque guitarist Bud Roach. Visit her website at