Cellist Madeleine Kabat gave her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall at age 18. Last year she was featured as soloist with orchestras in Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, Medellin (Colombia), and Lima (Peru). 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. Ms. Kabat currently serves as Visiting Artist at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, where she has performed solo and chamber music as a guest artist for the past five years. As a chamber musician, Madeleine has performed with artists such as Steven Copes, Scott Yoo, Orion Weiss, Toby Appel, Cho-Liang Lin, and John Novacek. An active orchestral musician, she has performed in the cello sections of the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and performs frequently with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra after being a finalist in their principal cello auditions. Madeleine has appeared as guest principal cellist with the Amarillo Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, Orquesta Philarmonia Mexico, and the Madison Symphony. Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in competitions including Klein International and Fischoff, and holds diplomas from the Juilliard School, Rice University, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Oberlin College, where she was a teaching assistant for Professor Darrett Adkins.