Prometheus Trio Milwaukee

Concerts & Events

Prometheus Trio Milwaukee

A classic WCM concert

The Prometheus Trio, featuring Stefanie Jacob, Margot Schwartz, and Scott Tisdel, performs their blend of classical chamber music that both challenges and excites the performers and audiences, creating an unforgettable experience for all.

Location & Parking: 

  • Helen Bader Recital Hall | Downtown Milwaukee
  • Complimentary parking is available at Milwaukee Eye Care, 1684 N Prospect Ave, one block north of the Conservatory for evening concerts.


2023-2024 Concert Schedule

Monday, September 18, 2023 | 7:00pm

Mozart: Trio in E Major, K.
Brahms: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 100
Martinu: Variations on a Slovakian Theme
Ravel: Trio

Monday, December 4, 2023 | 7:00pm

with Guest Violinist, Allison Lovera

Beethoven: Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2
Copland: Vitebsk
Miguel del Aguila: Tango Trio
Dvorák: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 21

Monday, February 5, 2024 | 7:00pm

with Guest Violinist, Emmy Tisdel & Guest Violist, Georgi Dimitrov

HaydnTrio in G Major, Hob. XV: 5
Paul Moravec: Mood Swings (1998)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Monday, May 13, 2024 | 7:00pm

with Guest Violinist, Yuka Kadota & Guest Violist, Robert Levine

Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563
Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor, Op. 66


Prometheus Trio Members

Meet The Artists


Stefanie Jacob


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Magna cum laude – Harvard University
  • Master of Music, with highest distinction in Piano Performance – Indiana University


  • Joined the WCM Piano faculty in 1987.
  • Focuses on the areas of educating an array of students and chamber music.
  • Received the Milwaukee Civic Music Association’s award for Excellence in Studio Teaching.
  • Enjoys being an active musician in the Prometheus Trio, and participating in the Washington Island Music Festival.
  • Made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at age 17, and her Carnegie Hall debut in 1984.
  • Twice awarded Second Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and received Indiana University’s Leo Weiner Prize for Chamber Music.
  • Has soloed with both the Milwaukee Symphony and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra.
  • Recorded for the Arundax, CRI, Fleur de Son, Equilibrium, and the Wisconsin Conservatory labels.
  • Received WCM’s “Teacher of the Year” honor in 2017.

Scott Tisdel


Cello Performance – Indiana University
B.M., Cello Performance – San Francisco State University


  • Scott 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.
  • Was Principal Cellist of the Florida Orchestra (Tampa) and a member of both the Oakleand and San Jose Symphonies.
  • Founding member of the Conservatory’s resident Prometheus Trio.
    Performs annually at the Washington Island Music Festival.


Recent Media & Press

Irish Dance Tunes & French Salon Music 9/28/18

Urban Milwaukee | 9/27/18

The Prometheus Trio opens its 19th season at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with a concert performed next Monday and Tuesday evening.

Read More


Performing Arts Weekly: Beethoven, Debussy, Martin 9/26/18

Shepherd Express | 9/25/18

Violinist Margot Schwartz, cellist Scott Tisdel and pianist Stefanie Jacob, collectively known as the Prometheus Trio, embark upon the ensemble’s 19th season in residence at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with both famous…

Read More

International Variety 4/13/18

Urban Milwaukee | 4/12/18

The Prometheus Trio offers a potpourri of trios… a lyrical work written for children to play, advances to two impressionistic works with very different colors and origins and ends with a powerful example of the dynamic chamber works of Robert Schumann…

Read More

A Celtic Folk Song Transformed 2/8/18

Urban Milwaukee | 2/7/18

The Prometheus Trio program for their February concert will feature reflective works by composers that imagine musically what was, what is, and what could be….

Read More

22 intriguing Milwaukee performances in early 2018 1/5/18

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | 1/4/18

Prometheus delivers the world premiere of Milwaukee native Daron Hagen’s Piano Trio No. 5, which draws on the traditional Irish song “Red Is the Rose.” The Prometheans also play Faure and Dvorák…

Read More

A 20th-Century Masterpiece at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Milwaukee Magazine | 12/5/17

The Prometheus Trio is joined by clarinetist Benjamin Adler for a powerful reading of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time…”

Read More

Music for the End of Time

Urban Milwaukee | 11/30/17

The Prometheus Trio offers two major works in a Wisconsin Conservatory of Music concert this Monday and Tuesday evening. The concert will include a Beethoven trio that represents the best of his work in that form and a dramatic 20th century quartet by Olivier Messiaen…

Read More

Compelling Works Elicit Compelling Performances by Prometheus Trio

Shepherd Express | 9/26/17

Three seasoned musicians—violinist Margot Schwartz, cellist Scott Tisdel and pianist Stefanie Jacob—showed a large and enthusiastic audience Tuesday evening (Sept. 19) why the Prometheus Trio has been so successful for nearly two decades and counting..

Read More

Brahms, Haydn and… Lajtha? 9/16/17

Urban Milwaukee | 9/15/17

The Prometheus Trio, resident piano trio of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, opens their season next Monday and Tuesday with a familiar formula for their series…

Read More