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Madeleine Pickering, 18, studied the violin with Benjamin Wragg at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, where she also studies viola with Jacqueline Woods.
She has led the Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, performing under Paul Daniel, François-Xavier Roth, Edward Gardner, John Wilson and Ilan Volkov. She has played and performed alongside orchestras including the London Mozart Players, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Halle. She is the current co-leader of the NYO, and will be performing under Sir Mark Elder in the BBC Proms and the Konzerthaus, Berlin. In March 2015, Madeleine performed Bartok’s Viola Concerto with the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra, and in 2014 she won the John McAslan Violin Prize.
Madeleine has been offered a scholarship to study violin with Maureen Smith and viola with Garfield Jackson at the Royal Academy of Music from September 2015. She was appointed leader of the Amadeus Orchestra in June 2015 and holds the distinction of being the orchestra's youngest ever leader.




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