Madeliene Kabat - Cello (Week 1)
Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Red de Escuelas de Musica Orquesta (in Medellin,Colombia), Cleveland State University Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta,Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA), Springfield Symphony (MO) and Marin Symphony (CA). She made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC last spring. Upcoming solo appearances include the Gulf Coast Symphony (MS) and the Minot Symphony (ND). Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in competitions including the Fischoff, Hellam, Klein International, Young Texas Artists, Akron Tuesday Musical, San Antonio Tuesday Musical, Mid-Texas Symphony, Cleveland Cello Society, and Rice University competitions.
This past summer, Madeleine appeared as a guest artist at the Bravo! Vail festival in Colorado, the International Chamber Music Festival in Lima, Peru, the International Beethoven Project in Chicago, and for a fourth season at Festival Mozaic in California. Ms. Kabat has also been traveling frequently to Medellin, Colombia (South America) as faculty artist of Festicamara, as well as to teach and perform in the area. She has given masterclasses at Festicamara as well as at the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point and at La Jolla's SummerFest. Past festival appearances include Spoleto, La Jolla SummerFest, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, Verbier, Round Top, Domaine Forget, and Zephyr (Italy). Madeleine appears frequently as a guest artist at La Sierra University in California, and has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists including Cho-Liang Lin, Jon Novacek, Atar Arad, Toby Appel, Orion Weiss, Scott Yoo, and the Jasper String Quartet.
An active orchestral musician, Ms. Kabat currently performs as substitute cellist for the Cleveland Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony, and has also performed with the Houston Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She made appearances as guest principal cellist this year with the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in Chicago and the Philharmonia Mexico in Mexico City, and holds positions in both the Canton Symphony and the Madison Symphony.
Ms. Kabat began cello lessons in Cleveland at age 11, and holds diplomas from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, the Juilliard School, and most recently Oberlin Conservatory, where shewas a teaching assistant for Darrett Adkins.