Recently returned from 18 years living and working in the UK and Europe, and having established herself as a formidable force on the international early music scene, Madeleine Easton returns to Australia to devote all her energies to the further success of her brainchild, Bach Akademie Australia.She has appeared as both guest and permanent concertmaster of many major orchestras world wide including the Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid under Thomas Hengelbrock and Paul McCreesh, the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra of Lisbon, The English Baroque Soloists, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian World Orchestra, The Kings Consort, The Gabrieli Consort, the Hanover Band, The Academy of Ancient Music, Florilegium, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Orchestra Revolutionaire et Romantique amongst others.Her special talent of combining both period and modern styles of violin playing has led her to form a special relationship with the Royal Academy of Music in London where she has directed the Bach Cantata Series since it’s inception in 2009, and has directed the Baroque Orchestra, the first year String Orchestra and the Modern Instrument Period Orchestra. Other educational opportunities have included teaching period style on modern instruments for the World Orchestra at the Schleswig Holstein Festival in Germany, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Monash University in Melbourne.Madeleine has performed on many award winning recordings including much of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, B minor Mass and Lutheran masses with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, the complete Brahms and Beethoven Symphony cycles with the Orchestre Revolutionaire e Romantique, Haydn’s ‘Creation’, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Gabrieli Consort to name a few. She has released the complete piano trios of Alexis de Castillon with her piano trio ‘Trio Castillon’, available on Peyrole Records. She has also recorded the Antoine Reicha Bassoon Quintet and variations with the all Australian ensemble, ‘Island’ available on the ARS label.Madeleine plays on a 1682 Giovanni Grancino violin and a 1704 Jo. Bapt. Rogeri baroque violin.