Madeline Adkins was appointed to the position of Associate Concertmaster of the BSO by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov in 2005, after performing five years as Assistant Concertmaster. She appears annually as a soloist with the BSO, and is also the Concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Adkins has served as guest concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Indianapolis and Oregon Symphonies, and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, where she was featured in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. She won first prize in numerous competitions, including the Stulberg International String Competition, the ASTA National Solo Competition, and the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, as well as second prize in the Irving Klein International String Competition.
Ms. Adkins has been active in period instrument performance since the age of 11, and has been a member of the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, the Dallas Bach Society, and currently Pro Musica Rara. With the BSO, Ms. Adkins has appeared as conductor and soloist in several baroque programs of her own design.
The daughter of noted musicologists, Ms. Adkins is the youngest of eight children, six of whom are professional musicians. She 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.
When not on stage, she volunteers and fosters cats and kittens for Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue in Ellicott City.
Ms. Adkins performs on a 1753 Guadagnini graciously loaned by Marin Alsop.