Annapolis Chamber Music Festival

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Madeline Fayette, cello

Praised by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for her “charisma... lovely tone and phrasing,” cellist Madeline Fayette is building a career as a versatile musician equally at home as a soloist and collaborator.  Since her Lincoln Center debut with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony at age fourteen, she has performed throughout the United States.  Highlights of past seasons include a performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with her sister Elizabeth Fayette and Long Island’s Sound Symphony, chamber music performances on the Wednesdays at One series at Alice Tully Hall, multiple appearances on Long Island’s Piano Plus Concert Series, and featured performances on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Fayette has collaborated and performed with Lucy Chapman, Alan Kay, Curtis Macomber, Roger Tapping, and Donald Weilerstein.  In 2012, she was selected as a participant in the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, where she worked with Mann and members of the American Quartet. Additional chamber music performances have included appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society. She has also participated in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s master class series, coaching with pianist Leon Fleisher and the Orion Quartet. Ms. Fayette’s most recent festival appearances include the Yellow Barn, Sarasota, and Kneisel Hall Music Festivals. In the 2015-16 season, she performed as part of Ensemble Échappé’s inaugural concert series.

Ms. Fayette is an in-demand orchestral musician, having recently joined the cello sections of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Symphony in C.  In addition, she is a core member of the New York Classical Players and Metropolis Ensemble.  From 2011-2015, Ms. Fayette was co-principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra, where she worked with conductors Edward Gardner, Larry Rachleff, Robert Spano, and David Zinman.  In a review of the Juilliard Orchestra’s October 2013 Carnegie Hall concert with Maestro Alan Gilbert, the New York Times acknowledged her leadership of the “excellent cello section.” In the summer of 2016, Ms. Fayette will join the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on their Japanese tour.

Ms. Fayette holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied under the guidance of Natasha Brofsky and Bonnie Hampton. 

Next fall, Ms. Fayette will begin her two-year fellowship with Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.