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January 19, 2014
Madeline Adkins was appointed to the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov in 2005. She joined the orchestra in 2000 as Assistant Concertmaster. She has appeared frequently as soloist with the BSO, performing works by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Prokofiev. Most recently she was featured as the soloist and leader for a conductor-less program of Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and Carlo Farina. Ms. Adkins also performs as Concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
She has served as guest concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, as well as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa. Ms. Adkins won first prize in a number of competitions, including the Stulberg International String Competition, the ASTA National Solo Competition, and the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition. She was also a second prize winner in the Irving Klein International String Competition. Since 1989, Ms. Adkins has been active in early music, having performed baroque violin with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, the Dallas Bach Society, and currently with Pro Musica Rara of Baltimore.
The daughter of noted musicologists, Ms. Adkins is the youngest of eight children including four violinists, two cellists, and a soprano. The siblings, who include titled players in the National, Dallas, and Houston Symphonies, join together to perform several times a year as the Adkins String Ensemble. Ms. Adkins received her Bachelor’s summa cum laude from the University of North Texas and her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory where she studied with James Buswell.