Cellist Madeline Fayette, praised for her “charisma...lovely tone and phrasing,” is part of a new generation of artist-teachers creating audiences through inventive community engagement and compelling performance. An in-demand collaborator in both standard and experimental repertoire, she performs with the Fair Trade Chamber Music Society, New York Classical Players, the Metropolis Ensemble and with innovative genre-defying groups Cantata Profana and Ensemble Échappé. She has also appeared with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and New Jersey Symphony. Ms. Fayette has performed in some of New York City’s most prestigious venues, including Lincoln Center, where she made her solo debut with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony at age fourteen, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Roulette and on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ annual series.
Ms. Fayette recently completed a two-year fellowship in Ensemble Connect, a post-graduate program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, which trains classical musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. As a guest artist at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival in 2017 and 2018 she used these skills to design school presentations, interactive performances and compelling concert programs which reached audiences of all ages. Ms. Fayette is also an annual artist for Music Feeds Us, a concert series and outreach program which uses classical music performance to raise awareness of food scarcity in the Blue Ridge Mountain area. Ms. Fayette’s other festival appearances include the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn, Sarasota, and Kneisel Hall.
Ms. Fayette became one of the youngest cellists to attend the Juilliard Pre-College when she was accepted at age seven. She went on to receive both a Bachelor and Master of Music from Juilliard, where she studied with Bonnie Hampton and Natasha Brofsky.