Violist | Violinist | Teacher | Concert Organizer


Wisconsin Violist & Violinist Madlen H. Breckbill lived in Berlin (Germany) for four years working as an orchestral trainee with Konzerthaus Berlin, as the violist of the TAÏGA String Quartet in Denmark and as a chamber music trainee with Villa-Musica in Rheinland Pfalz. As an orchestral player, Madlen toured China and Japan, and performed under the batons of Sir Roger Norrington, Leon Fleisher, Christian Eschenbach, & Ivan Fischer. As a chamber musician, Madlen has performed across Europe, Canada, and the US, collaborating with Martin Beaver, Ernst Kovacic, Steven Dann, and cellist Richard Lester (to name just a few).
In 2019, Madlen started the Stoughton Chamber Music Festival (SCMF), facilitating chamber music collaborations dedicated to diverse and experiential programing, including programs entitled CYCLES, SUN, and MOON. This August, SCMF will return for it’s 6th season at Chorus Public House and the Stoughton Opera House.

In recent years, Madlen has performed as a chamber musician with trio with(out), Bach Dancing Dynamite Society, Midsummer Music, Token Creek Chamber Music Festival, The Happenstancers and West End Micro Music Festival (both in Toronto).

Madlen is a graduate of UW-Madison where she studied with David Perry and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, where she studied with Paul Kantor, Barry Shiffman, Erica Raum and Steven Dann. Madlen holds a Masters in music on Viola from UW-Madison where she studied with Professor Chisholm as a Collins Fellow.

Upcoming Concerts

MAY 18th at 8pm & 19th at 3:30pm

Madison Bach Musicians: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

First Congregational Church, 1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

JUNE 1st at 7:30pm

LunART: Gala Chamber Music Concert

Hamel Music Center – Collins Recital Hall, 740 University Ave, Madison

JUNE 15th at 7:30pm

Bach Dancing Dynamite Society: One for the Record

Hamel Music Center – Collins Recital Hall, 740 University Ave, Madison

JUNE 16th at 2:30pm

Bach Dancing Dynamite Society: In Record Time

Hamel Music Center – Collins Recital Hall, 740 University Ave, Madison

JULY 6th at 5pm

Token Creek: Two world premiers, works for Viola & Piano

Token Creek Barn, 4037 Hwy. 19, Village of DeForest

AUGUST 16th, 17th, 24th, 25th, 31st, & SEPTEMBER 1st

Stoughton Chamber Music Festival: PERSPECTIVE & SPACE

Stoughton Opera House & Chorus Public House


Contact for teaching philosophy and to schedule a trial lesson

Violin & Viola Lessons

Photo by Nath Dresser

Chamber Coaching


To book for performances or trial lessons, please contact via the email below.

Madlen Breckbill