• Madeleine Darmiento violin

    Madeleine Darmiento, violin

    Violist Madeleine Darmiento is Chair of String Division at Millersville University of Pennsylvania where she joined the faculty in 1994 as Artist/Teacher of Violin & Viola. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, she initially pursued graduate degrees in viola performance from the New England Conservatory (M.M.) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (D.M.A.), where she studied with many distinguished artists - Heidi Castleman, John Graham, Scott Nickrenz, Jesse Levine, Eric Rosenblith and Kadzuhide Isomura of the Tokyo Quartet. A versatile performer with a wide repertoire, she later earned an additional graduate diploma in violin performance from the University of South Carolina.

    As a solo and chamber music recitalist, Dr. Darmiento has concertized in twenty three states as well as abroad. A passionate advocate for chamber music, her performance collaborations have included award winning ensembles from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Arts Council, and South Carolina Arts Council, and the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. As an orchestral player, she has performed with numerous regional symphonies - the Reading, Omaha, Lincoln (NE), Charleston (SC), Savannah Symphonies (GA) and Rhode Island Philharmonic as well as internationally, joining the OrquestaSinfónica de la Minería (Mexico City) for a season cycle of Brahms' complete orchestral works which were televised nationally throughout Mexico. In addition as a featured soloist on both violin and viola, she has performed concertos with the Lincoln Symphony, Bemidji Symphony and with the Millersville University Community Orchestra.

    Dr. Darmiento was the recipient of a distinguished Fulbright Award to Greece in 2009-10 as Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, where she gave master classes, concertized throughout northern Greece and spearheaded a viola festival with players from the Thessaloniki State Symphony, State Conservatory, University of Macedonia, and New Hellenic String Quartet. A probing musician with an interest in informed performance through scholarship, she has presented numerous lecture/recitals on various topics including repertoire of Shostakovich and Arthur Foote for College Music Society. She is in frequent demand as an adjudicator and clinician and has served on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Delaware String Teacher's Association. Previous academic appointments include the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Bemidji State University (MN).