Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Lima International Music Festival Orchestra (Peru), Gulf Coast Symphony (MS), Minot Symphony (ND), Red de Escuelas de Musica Orquesta (Medellin, Colombia), Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA) and Marin Symphony (CA). She recently made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, stepped in for delayed cello soloist Alban Gerhardt on a few hours notice to rehearse Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto with the Madison Symphony, and in April performed Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Springfield Symphony in Missouri as a last minute replacement for their injured soloist.
Madeleine currently serves as Visiting Artist at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, where she has performed chamber music and solo repertoire biannually as guest artist for the past five years. Last summer she performed at the Lakes Area Music Festival as principal cellist, at Festival Mozaic in California for a sixth season, and was on the faculty of the Renova Chamber Music Festival in Pennsylvania for a second season. Ms. Kabat has appeared twice as a featured guest artist for the Lima International Chamber Music Festival in Peru, and has also performed chamber music in China, Korea, and in Colombia (South America) numerous times as faculty artist of Medellin Festicamara. She has given masterclasses at Festicamara and La Sierra University as well as at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Minot State University (ND), Sahmyook University (Seoul, Korea) and at La Jolla’s SummerFest.
Also an active orchestral musician, Madeleine has performed as a substitute with the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as guest principal cellist with the Orquesta Philarmonia Mexico, Madison Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, and CityMusic Cleveland. Prior to her current appointment as Acting Assistant Principal Cello of the Milwaukee Symphony, she served as principal cellist of the Amarillo Symphony in Texas and second chair cellist of the Madison Symphony in Wisconsin.
Ms. Kabat began cello lessons in Cleveland at age 11, and has won top prizes in the competitions of Fischoff, Hellam, and Klein International. She holds diplomas from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, the Juilliard School, and most recently Oberlin Conservatory, where she was a teaching assistant for Professor Darrett Adkins.
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