Laura Bald
Violin, Stamford Symphony Orchestra

“She demands excellence from herself and brings a high level of integrity to all that she does.”

I met Cecelia when we were 14. Since then we have worked together in numerous orchestras, festivals, Broadway pit orchestras, and chamber music groups. I have always been impressed by Cecelia’s commitment to any endeavor she has taken on –– from performing to law school to her work and mentorship at Juilliard. She demands excellence from herself and brings a high level of integrity to all that she does. Cecelia has a strongly analytical mind and stays informed on a wide array of issues, so I have often turned to her for advice when I had a difficult decision to make. Frequently, she is able to bring a new perspective to a challenging situation. Armed with a sense of fairness, she is never afraid to speak up for the underdog. I am pleased to endorse Cecelia because I know she would be a strong advocate for all of us.