Cellist LAURA USISKIN has performed throughout North America and Europe in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Barge Music, and many others. Recent performances include concertos of Dvořák and Takemitsu with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra and performances of the complete Bach Suites in Los Angeles and Connecticut. She has held orchestral positions with the New Haven Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and is currently Principal Cello of the Orchestra Iowa.
From 2011 – 13, Ms. Usiskin served as Founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery Music Project, a program that provides intensive music instruction to underserved children in Montgomery. For more information, visit www.montgomerymusicproject.org. She currently resides in Birmingham, where she is on faculty at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College, and STEP Birmingham. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music.