Violinist Danielle Maddon is an exceptionally active and versatile Boston-based artist. She performs as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, concertmaster, and orchestral violinist in Boston and other cities throughout the United States. In demand as a concertmaster, she frequently leads Boston’s Emmanuel Music, the Cantata Singers, and other prominent local organizations. She was concertmaster of the Tallahassee (FL) Symphony Orchestra for four seasons, and also performed this role with orchestras in Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Rome, Italy, Tennessee, Michigan, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. On baroque violin, she performs and tours as a member of Boston Baroque and The Handel & Haydn Society, recording for Telarc, Nonesuch, Koch, and London Records. Recent solo appearances include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Nebraska, a solo Bach recital in Hartford, Ct, and concertos with Emmanuel Music, the Cantata Singers, and Boston Baroque.
Since 2000 Ms. Maddon has been Concertmaster of the New England Philharmonic, with whom she has annually performed a major 20th or 21st century violin concerto, including those by Lutoslawski, Berg, Harbison, Barber, Janacek, Zwilich, and Schuller, to critical acclaim. In February 2005, she premiered composer Andy Vores’ An Other I (Violin Concerto), a work commissioned by the New England Philharmonic and written especially for her. She will reprise Vores’ concerto with the orchestra on May 5, 2012.
A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Maddon has performed with the Lydian String Quartet and mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in concerts at Carnegie Hall. Other chamber music engagements include Emmanuel Music’s Brahms, Schubert, Harbison and Schumann Series, The Token Creek (WI) Festival, Music at Eden’s Edge, and the Grand Island (NE ) Performing Arts Series. She often performs with contemporary music groups such as The Boston Musica Viva, Auros New Music Ensemble, and The Boston Cyber Arts Festival.
Ms. Maddon began her violin studies with noted violinist and pedagogue Sin Tung Chiu, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Texas Christian University. She holds a Masters degree in Violin Performance from Ohio University, and completed post-graduate studies at Boston University with Rafael Druian, Eugene Lehner, Bayla Keyes, and Raphael Hillyer.
Awards include twice-won fellowships to both the Tanglewood Music Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, where she won the concertmaster position for conductors Kurt Masur, Sir Charles Grove, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andre Previn and Leonard Slatkin. She was a first violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and now performs and tours internationally with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and other groups.