MusiciansMadeleine Aarons

Originally from the UK, Madeleine Aarons is a horn player from Sydney. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at Queensland Conservatorium, under the tutelage of Peter Luff and Malcolm Stewart.  She won the award for best brass recital for her final recital in 2022. 

Since completing her studies, she has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Queensland Ballet and Victorian Opera, and has worked on multiple recordings for Marvel and other solo artists. She has also been teaching at several of Sydney’s top private girls’ schools and played in the pit for the Willoughby Theatre Company. In 2023, she studied with Ben Jacks and Robert Johnson, and travelled to Amsterdam for lessons with José Sogorb at the Royal Concertgebouw.

At the end of 2023, Madeleine was awarded the position of Associate Fellow with the SSO for 2024 and is very keen to explore more orchestral opportunities.

Madeleine is a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) and performed with the AYO Chamber Players in 2022. She has also toured with Sydney Youth Orchestra to Europe and the UK, and was a finalist in the Fine Music Radio Young Musician of the Year Competition. She has had the privilege of playing in masterclasses for Stefan Dohr, Sarah Willis and Andrew Bain.

Madeleine is excited to commence her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2024 studying with Carla Blackwood.

When she is not in the practice room and covered in slide grease, Madeleine enjoys cooking, going for adventures in nature and dancing rather badly to her Spotify playlists! 

FROM: Sydney, NSW. Lands of the Gadigal people.

Madeleine is the 2024 Albert Scholar.
She is further supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Arnis Dzedins, Mike and Jane Hall, Anna and Mark Yates.

Photo by Pia Johnson

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