Wayward Lilies

The Trio

Cecilia Vacanti  - violins

Sofija Zlatanova-viola  Maggie Madsen-cello

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Formed in 2018 and based in Boston. The Wayward Lilies String Quartet  is a professional classical and jazz modern trained string quartet founded at Berklee by Sofija, Cecilia,  & Maggie.  WL put a fresh new spin on the traditional string quartet with an entire set of a new modern and romantic folk  arranged especially for the group by new generation of composers.  Trained at London's and Boston's leading music colleges Wayward Lilies  have individually performed with some of the leading names in the music industry from  Stefan Milenkovic, Elina Garanca,  Anna Netrebko ,  José Carreras ...  Recently Individually TV  and Media appearances include  Voice of America, Boston Voyager.

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At this moment the Wayward Lilies String Quartet  is working towards producing their first Album which is planned to be published in May.

About Us


Cecilia Vacanti Violin

 Cecilia Vacanti is a classically trained violinist and a fiddler. She plays a wide range of styles including old time, celtic, bluegrass and world music, and has performed a number of times in classical symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, string quartets and solo violin settings. She also plays for contra dances. Cecilia recently spent a year studying abroad in Hungary, and now she currently attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she is studying violin performance with a focus on American Roots music.  


Maggie Madsen Cello

 Margaret Madsen picked up the cello when she was nine, and she’s hardly put it down since. This enthusiasm carried her from St. Louis to DePaul University, where she studied under Stephen Balderston and performed with many diverse ensembles, such as the Chicago Composers Orchestra. Madsen currently attends the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and studies with Rhonda Rider. Off-stage, Madsen is also an experienced private teacher and co-editor of Winifred Crock’s Pattern Play for String  


Sofija Zlatanova Viola

 Founder of Zlatanova Music Studio in Cambridge,MA  where she is a viola/violin instructor The Internationally acclaimed Artist Sofija Zlatanova started playing violin at age of six and later Viola. She was trained in Macedonia, London and holds degree from the Boston Conservatory and Berklee.  She is a prize winner of several nation & international competitions. Was invited to Play in Carnegie Hall, most recently appeared as a soloist with orchestra in Bulgaria and  her latest solo concerts were in New Jersey, DC, Boston & New York. 

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