Malina is a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist transplanted to Cleveland after 11 years in New York City. Praised by the New York Times for her "compelling" performances and as "remarkable" by the Village Voice, she has also been commended byclevelandclassical.com 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. Equally comfortable with early music and contemporary music, she has performed with Quire Cleveland, Contrapunctus, Marble Sanctuary Choir, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Nuove Musiche, Toby Twining Music, Trinity Chamber Singers, Trinity Cathedral Choir, Alarm Will Sound and C4 – the Choral Composer Conductor Collective. She attended the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School for her BM and MM in cello performance and composition.
As a cellist, she played Davidovsky's Divertimento for Cello and Orchestra with the Juilliard Orchestra under Reinbert de Leeuw and played a solo recital in Carneigie's Weill Hall. She has performed in Canada, France, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, and across the United States. Recent engagements include performances in "Celestial Sirens" with The Newberry Consort, concerts on the SoHIP early music series in Boston with Burning River Baroque, Cavalli's opera 'Apollo e Dafne' with Venice Opera Project, and a recital with organ in Venice, Italy. Further information at her website: malinarauschenfels.com