Madeleine Pickering

Madeleine Pickering

Key Facts

  • Instrument: Violin

Biography

British violinist Madeleine Pickering has performed in numerous venues across London, the UK and Europe. Earlier in 2019 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Academy of Music, and has remained at the Academy in postgraduate study under the tuition of Tasmin Little and Maureen Smith. Alongside her undergraduate violin studies, Madeleine studied viola with Garfield Jackson. Concerto performances include Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with the Amadeus Orchestra, Bartok’s Viola Concerto with the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra and Walton’s Violin Concerto with the Oxford Sinfonia. After having co-led the National Youth Orchestra GB in 2015, Madeleine became the youngest ever leader of the Amadeus Orchestra, a position she held from 2015-2018. She has led several Royal Academy orchestra performances, and in 2018 performed and recorded with the Britten-Pears Orchestra under Marin Alsop. Also in 2018, Madeleine was awarded a place on the LSO String Experience Scheme, which allowed her to rehearse and perform with the LSO under conductors Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas. Madeleine was first violinist of the Florizel Quartet from 2015-19.

Musicians’ Company Award: The John Hosier and Biddy Baxter Trust Scholarship 2019

Photograph: Alastair Merrill

Page Updated: Nov 2019