Madelyn Kowalski

Madelyn Kowalski, cello, (Marrowstone Island, WA), is a masters student with Alison Wells at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), where she also completed her BMus degree. She is the recipient of an ABRSM International Postgraduate Scholarship. In 2018 she was 2nd prize-winner of the Concours International de Violoncelle ‘Tremplin’ in Paris. She has won many other prizes at the RCS and was awarded 2nd prize in the 2019 Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in London. In 2019 as part of a small ensemble, she premiered a work written and conducted by Sir James MacMillan for HRH Prince Charles’s 70th birthday. Last year she gave the Scottish premiere of Errollyn Wallen's cello concerto with the RCS orchestra. Madelyn has performed many recitals with her duo, including recording streamed concerts for BBC Radio 3 and Chamber Music Scotland. She has attended festivals including IMS Prussia Cove, Hellensmusic, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Sitka International Cello Seminar. She has collaborated in chamber music projects with Joseph Swensen and members of the Brodsky Quartet and the Hebrides Ensemble. Madelyn is a huge lover of animals and back at her childhood home, her beloved German Shepherds, Treu and Elsa, are always waiting patiently for her return.