May 2017
I'm enjoying solo and chamber performances in three states this month. I think I should make a bumper sticker that answers all of the standard travel questions: "It's a cello" "Yes, I bought a seat for it" "It's actually quite light" "No, I don't wish I'd played the piccolo"... :-)

Dec 2016
Enjoy some clips from a recital earlier this fall with Anthony Pattin, piano (I couldn't decide on one, so here are two :-))
          Brahms E minor Sonata Excerpt #1
          Brahms E minor Sonata Excerpt #2

Aug 2016
Had a great summer playing, teaching, and traveling. My favorite moment was recording the 3rd Bach Suite for an upcoming solo album (!) 

Apr 2016
Finishing up the school year at UAB, BSC, and my private studio. Congrats to all my students for their hard work! Onward to Iowa for some serious Stravinsky-ing

Jan 2016
Happy New Year! Lots of upcoming concerts! Check out the "concerts" page for all the info

Oct 2015
More October news! I was named a finalist in the Pro Musicis International Award competition

Oct 2015
Happy to be the new Principal Cello of the Orchestra Iowa! Visit for concert information

Sept 2015
Some awesome concerts this fall including the Birmingham New Music Festival Oct 8 - 11

July 2015
What a treat to be on the faculty of PhoenixPhest Grande!

May 2015
Gearing up for three piano trio concerts in New York and Maryland. Visit for the details

February 2015
Avant-garde opera in Tuscaloosa this month. What could be better?

January 2015
Happy New Year! Visit on January 7 at 12:15pm CST to hear a solo recital streamed live

December 2014
Solo concert on New York's Lower East Side this month - see concerts page for the details

October 2014

Several trio concerts and children's outreach on tap this fall! 

September 2014
More videos of my playing:
Britten Cello Sonata, Movements 1 - 2
Britten Cello Sonata, Movements 3 - 5

August 2014
Gearing up for the Birmingham New Music Festival! Visit for all the details.

Photo Credit: Carol Stein

      Laura Usiskin, Cello