Northern Lights: Canadian National Conservatory of Music
Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker describes Madeline Hildebrand as “an extraordinary young artist whose communicative skills convey the essence of all that she plays. Her pianism is of the highest level, and she has an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound.”
Madeline graduated with a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia where she studied under distinguished pianist Jane Coop. She began her serious piano studies with Judith Kehler Siebert at the University of Manitoba. Her playing has taken her coast coast in Canada and America, Italy, and Romania. Recent concert highlights include a solo performance of Philip Glass’s music alongside Philip Glass himself part of the WSO New Music Festival 2018, a concerto performance with the Thunder Bay Orchestra, a cross Canada tour with soprano Sarah Kirsch, and a premier of Pat Carrabre’s piano quintet 100,000 Lakes for the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival.
Madeline regularly plays with Manitoba’s foremost classical players in established concert series’ such as Virtuosi Concerts, the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg, Agassiz Chamber Music Festival, Millennium noon Chamber Concerts, Brandon Chamber Players to name a few. She is the gold medalist of the 2012 McLellan competition where she performed as soloist with the WSO, and the silver medalist of Canada’s prestigious Eckhardt Grammate Competition in 2013. She is the pianist in Manitoba’s newly formed trio, Ensemble Exchange. An in-demand teacher and clinician, Maddy is a regular faculty member at the Rosamunde Summer Festival in Winnipeg. She serves on the board of Virtuosi Concerts where she spearheaded their Young Artists Program, and as an adjudicator she has appeared at numerous Southern Manitoban AMAF festivals. Maddy maintains a large studio of vibrant, enthusiastic piano students. Madelinehildebrand.com