Madeleine Boud began her violin studies aged four. In 2001 on completing her Tertiary Entrance Examinations in Western Australia, she was selected for the Performing Arts Perspectives Showcase for gaining outstanding results in music performance. Madeleine was a principal player in both West Australian Youth Orchestra Association and Australian Youth Orchestra programs. She has worked with various groups both nationally and internationally, including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia, the Schoenberg Ensemble and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra.

Madeleine has participated in many chamber music performances and projects, notably with the Brisbane-based contemporary chamber music ensemble ‘Mercury’, presenting performances of works by George Crumb and Elliott Carter, as well as chamber music recordings for Melba Recordings.

As soloist, Madeleine has appeared with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, performed regularly as part of the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS, as well as playing in masterclasses with Pinchas Zukerman, Boris Kushnir and Felix Andrievsky. In 2003 she was an artist at the Blackwood River Chamber Music Festival, and performed as part of the 2006 and 2008 Melbourne Arts Festival in the contemporary music concert series at the BMW Edge, the latter with the Schoenberg Ensemble.

Madeleine appeared as soloist with the Australian Ballet and Orchestra in two seasons at the State Theatre in Melbourne, performing the Bruch Violin Concerto for a newly commissioned ballet ‘Paquita’, as well as in ‘After The Rain’, Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet featuring solo violin works by Arvo Part. She has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions including the Gisborne International Music Competition.

She completed a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours at the Australian Institute of Music studying with Alice Waten, with whom she continued to study with as a full-time scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music until 2008.

In 2008, Madeleine was given a full scholarship to be part of the Lucerne Festival Academy, directed by Pierre Boulez and working with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain. In this year, she was also part of the ACO’s Emerging Artist program, and now appears as a fully-fledged core player.

Madeleine plays a 1957 A.E Smith violin.