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Madeleine Pickering

 Violin

Madeleine is currently a scholar studying for her MA in violin performance at the Royal Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Maureen Smith and Tasmin Little.

As a soloist, Madeleine has performed Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with the Amadeus Orchestra, Walton’s Violin Concerto with the Oxford Sinfonia, and given numerous violin and piano duo performances, both at the Academy and externally. She is 1st Violinist of the recently-formed Ametza Quartet, who have been awarded a place on the Academy’s ASSET Scheme for string quartets to study with Martin Outram 2019-20.

After having co-led the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2015, Madeleine became the youngest ever leader of the Amadeus Orchestra, a position which she held until 2018, performing regularly with them as leader and soloist. In 2018, Madeleine performed and recorded with the Britten-Pears Orchestra under Marin Alsop, and was awarded a place on the LSO String Experience Scheme in 2019, which involved rehearsing and performing with the LSO. Madeleine regularly performs with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and has led and co-led these orchestras on numerous occasions since 2016.

Alongside her violin studies, Madeleine has studied the viola with Garfield Jackson, and participated in masterclasses with distinguished musicians including James Ehnes, Jennifer Pike and Jack Liebeck.