Susan Babini is the Dorothea C. Mayer Cello Chair of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Also an avid chamber musician, Ms. Babini was named principal cello of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. She toured Central Asia as a member of the Phoenix String Quartet, under the auspices of Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. She has also performed and taught throughout Panama as part of the Tres Americas Project and toured with the Mark Morris Dance Company. A participant of the Tanglewood Music Festival, Italy’s Spoleto Festival, and at the Marlboro, Yellow Barn, Chesapeake, Delaware, and Kneisel Hall chamber music festivals, she has also performed in Germany’s Kronberg masterclasses. She has collaborated with such artists as Bernard Greenhouse, Gilbert Kalish, Manahem Pressler, Joseph Silverstein, Mistuko Uchida, and Donald Weilerstein. Susan Babini received both a Bachelor and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a graduate diploma from The Juilliard School, where she was a teaching assistant for Bonnie Hampton.