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About

Madeline Hall (b. 2002) is a Canadian guitarist and composer based in London, ON. Named on CBC's 2023 list of "30 under 30 top Canadian classical musicians", Madeline is described as a "tremendously authoritative and powerful performer" (CBC Radio).  Madeline will be attending the Juilliard School this fall to pursue a Master of Music degree, studying under prof. Sharon Isbin. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Western University (London, ON) where she studied with prof. Wilma van Berkel. 

 Madeline has won numerous prizes in competitions throughout Canada and the United States, including first prize at the Quebec International Music Competition, first prize at the Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition, and the Kiwanis Festival of London’s Rose Bowl Prize. She is a three-time first prize winner of the Ontario Music Festivals Association provincial guitar competition. In 2021, Madeline became the first Canadian woman to be a prize winner in the 16th annual Boston Guitar Festival Academy Competition, and was the first ever recipient of the Eliot Fisk Guitar Academy prize.

 

Madeline was a featured guitarist in the Ottawa Guitar Society's 2021-2022 concert season as part of their Young Artists Series, in which she performed a program of contemporary guitar repertoire and premiered her composition "Supernova" for guitar, percussion, and soprano saxophone. Other compositions of Madeline's that have been performed include Foliage for String Orchestra and Electronics (premiered by the First St. Andrew's Strings Ensemble),  and a handful of  her compositions have been performed by Western University Jazz combos. Also an accomplished jazz guitarist, Madeline was selected to be a featured artist on the Jazz FM.91 (Toronto)  program Jazzology. 

Madeline performs on a 2020 Stephane Ferré guitar. 

Madeline Hall portrait with guitar
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