Born in Pleasantville, New York, Lauren was born into a musical family and began playing classical piano at the age of five. Captivated by her passion for music, 12-year-old Lauren decided she wanted to learn how to play guitar. Throughout middle school and high school, she could be found learning whatever song was stuck in her head that week. She has explored a wide variety genres on guitar such as jazz, rock, pop, and country. Lauren also showed promise as a young singer. She went on to attend the Master’s School, studying vocal arts and performing whenever she had the chance. Afterwards, she headed to Frost School of Music, where she sang with the prestigious Jazz Vocal I Ensemble, even earning a Downbeat Award! She graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Business and a minor in Songwriting.
Percussionist and pianist Candy “is a fierce player with a very dramatic approach to performance and a theatrical flair,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Candy has performed at many prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and Asia, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Galapagos Art Space. With a deep passion for chamber music, she has performed with many world-class musicians, such as violinist Philip Setzer (Emerson String Quartet) and early music virtuoso Mark Cudek. Candy also actively commissions new works and has given numerous premiere performances, including works by Lukas Ligeti, David Kechley, and Andy Akiho.