Nicholas Mariscal

A native of Tucson, Arizona, cellist Nicholas Mariscal is the newly-appointed Assistant Principal Cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. A recent alumnus of the New World Symphony in Miami, Mariscal is a winner of the orchestra’s concerto competition, performing the rarely-heard Khachaturian Concerto-Rhapsody for cello. In 2018, he made his professional concerto debut performing the … Continued

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. Peter frequently performs with the 414 Quartet, Present Music, Carthage Trio, and in collaboration with multiple bands. He is also the co-founder of MusiConnect, a community-building … 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

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

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