Born in Singapore, 22-year-old bassist Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree from University of Auckland where she studied under Evgeny Lanchtchikov. Maddy has been involved in AYO and the NZSO NYO. Her orchestral activities have brought her to Austria, Slovenia, Germany and all over New Zealand. She is currently an APO scholar; past awards include the Michael Monaghan Scholarship, Manukau Symphony Scholarship and AYO Soloist Competition Gem prize. Maddy continues to gain artistic experience from masterclasses with Sidney King, Rachel Atkinson, Leo Phillips, Gordon Hill and the esteemed faculty at University of Auckland School of Music. Maddy will begin a Master of Music with scholarship at the Birmingham Conservatoire this coming September under Thomas Martin.