Adrien Zitoun

Cellist Adrien Zitoun joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2001. He also performs with Present Music and the Philomusica String Quartet, which has residency at the Wisconsin Lutheran College. Mr. Zitoun teaches at the Wisconsin Lutheran College, coaches the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestras, and has a handful of dedicated private students. In 2016, Mr. Zitoun, … Continued

Peter J. Thomas

Peter J Thomas has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and has performed around the world as a multi-genre soloist, clinician, educator, and chamber musician with the award winning classical cross-over indie-rock band, I’m Not A Pilot.  Originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he was born into a family of musicians, … Continued

Peter Szczepanek

Peter Szczepanek began playing the cello at the age of 13 in Chicago, the city from which he hails. While studying with cellist Joseph Sciacchiatano of the Chicago Symphony, he trained for several seasons with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago where he coached with the renowned Chicago Symphony principal cellist Frank Milller in orchestral music. … Continued

Gregory Mathews

Gregory Paul Matthews, a native of Albequerque, New Mexico, has played cello with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 1975. He holds a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the University of New Mexico and a Masters of Music in cello performance from Indiana University.

Madeleine Kabat

Madeleine is the newest member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s cello section, and begins performing as Acting Assistant Principal Cellist in September.   Prior to this appointment, she served as principal cellist of the Amarillo Symphony in Texas and assistant principal in the Madison Symphony.  Ms. Kabat has performed as a substitute with the Cleveland … Continued

Kathleen Collisson

Kathleen Collisson earned a performance degree at Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University as a scholarship student of Karl Fruh and received further training with Raya Garbousova and Frank Miller. An active freelancing career and three seasons with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago were also an integral part of her education. She performed with the … Continued

Scott Tisdel

Scott Tisdel has served as associate principal cellist of the MSO and principal cellist of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra since his arrival in Milwaukee in 1987. He has appeared as soloist with both ensembles, as well as with the Waukesha and Manitowoc Symphonies and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee, Mr. … Continued

Susan Babini

Increasingly recognized for her “arresting performances” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “honestly self-revealing playing” (The Broad Street Review), cellist Susan Babini has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Of her recent East Coast première-performance of Aaron Jay Kernis’s Colored Field for Cello and Orchestra with Symphony in C, The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that “she … Continued