Prometheus Trio


Critically acclaimed year after year, the Prometheus Trio embarks on its eighteenth season in residence at the Conservatory, its third with violinist Margot Schwartz joining founding members Scott Tisdel and Stefanie Jacob. Prometheus continues its tradition of combining much loved chamber music classics with works that both challenge and excite the performers and their audience.

2017-18 Season Concert Schedule

December 4 – 5 at 7:30pm
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat, Op. 70, No. 2 | Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
with Benjamin Adler, clarinet

February 12 at 7:30pm & February 13 at 11:00am
Faure: Trio, Op. 121  |  Daron Hagen: Piano Trio No. 5 (2017) (world premiere)  |  Dvorák: Trio in B-flat, Op. 21

April 16 – 17 at 7:30pm
Klengel: Trio in D Major, Op. 39, No. 2 | Turina: Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76
| Shulamit Ran: Soliloquy (1997) | Schumann: Trio in D Minor, Op. 63

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Single Tickets

General Admission: $27.50 | Premium Seats: $37.50
Student Tickets: $17.50 at Door (ID required; please call 414-276-5760 reserve in advance)
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* All fees included in single ticket prices

Complimentary Parking available at Milwaukee Eye Care, 1684 N. Prospect Avenue, located one block north of the Conservatory, for evening concerts.

Margot Schwartz

Prometheus Trio Member

Prometheus Trio Member

Violinist Margot Schwartz is a member of the First Violin section in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.  She has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee, Berkeley, and Oakland East Bay Symphonies.  As a chamber musician, Ms. Schwartz has performed extensively on both violin and viola, including at New York’s Bargemusic, and for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, and can be heard on numerous series in the Milwaukee area, including Frankly Music and Present Music.  She also performs as a member of the Arcas String Quartet and the violin/viola duo Bowing Rogue, ensembles which have both recently been formed with her MSO colleagues. Ms. Schwartz enjoys teaching privately as well as coaching sectionals and chamber music at many local high schools.  In the summers, she performs in the First Violin sections of both the Bellingham (WA) and Peninsula (WI) Music Festivals. She holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, where she was a student of Ani Kavafian; and the Northwestern University School of Music, studying with Roland and Almita Vamos.


Stefanie Jacob

Piano, Chamber Music

Piano, Chamber Music

WCM faculty member since 1987. M.M. with highest distinction in Piano Performance, Indiana University; A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University. Stefanie Jacob made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at age 17 and her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1984. She was twice awarded Second Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and received Indiana University's Leo Weiner Prize for Chamber Music. Ms. Jacob has soloed with both the Milwaukee Symphony and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and recorded for the Arundax, CRI, Fleur de Son, Equilibrium, and the Wisconsin Conservatory labels. A recipient of the Milwaukee Civic Music Association's award for Excellence in Studio Teaching, she is a founding member of the Conservatory's Prometheus Trio; she also performs with her cellist
husband Scott Tisdel as the Duo Coriolan.

Scott Tisdel

WCM faculty member since 2000. M.M., Cello Performance, Indiana University; B.M., Cello Performance, San Francisco State University. Scott Tisdel has served as Associate Principal Cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony and Principal Cellist of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra since 1987, and has appeared as soloist with both ensembles. Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee, Mr. Tisdel was Principal Cellist of the Florida Orchestra (Tampa), and a member of both the Oakland and San Jose Symphonies. Mr. Tisdel is a founding member of the Conservatory's resident Prometheus Trio. He performs annually at the Washington Island Music Festival.

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