Danielle Maddon, violin
Violinist Danielle Maddon is well known to New England audiences for her vibrant playing and broad experience as a soloist, concertmaster, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Performing on both modern and period instruments, Ms. Maddon has appeared in venues including Carnegie Hall, Vatican City, and Tokyo's Suntory Hall, in repertoire spanning four centuries. Critics have hailed her playing as "magnificent", "stunning", "masterful", and "heartfelt". She performs regularly with Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, the Boston Pops, the Boston Musica Viva, Cantata Singers, the Boston Cecelia, Aston Magna, and other ensembles.
As concertmaster and soloist for the New England Philharmonic under Richard Pittman, she has performed 16 violin concertos by modern masters including Berg, Harbison, Dutilleux, and Lutoslawski. Her performances include premieres of new violin concertos written for her by composers Bernard Hoffer, Andy Vores, and David Rakowski. In February 2020, Dani will play the premiere of a second concerto by Bernard Hoffer, "Decapod", written for her and the New England Philharmonic. Upcoming chamber music performances include a program she created for the Cape Ann Museum, "The Power of Pattern", with the NEP String Quartet, and two fall concerts with the BMV.