Madelaine Chitty began playing the violin at the age of seven as a pupil at Havering Music School. Through school and college, she knew that music was her main passion and pursued this greatly by involving herself in orchestras, choirs and string ensembles. At the age of 19 Madelaine began to study at Bangor University where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours and a Master of Arts Degree in Musicology, specialising in Performance Development focusing on Corelli’s violin sonatas. She studied both Solo and Ensemble performance with violinist Rosemary Skelton and played in many ensembles around North Wales. Madelaine is currently a violin teacher at Havering Music School and is also pursuing a career in Arts Administration. Away from work she has many hobbies and interests, including going to concerts and the theatre, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.