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Praised for her “total involvement with the inner life of the lowest voice” (New York Concert Review Inc.), cellist Madeleine Bouissou has a vision to redefine the purpose of performing on classical instruments among her peers and pupils. When she first heard a historical piano, Madeleine was struck by the variety of colors in sound and the unpredictability of the instrument itself. This is what inspired her to explore HIP, as the gut strings, various temperaments, and ornamental improvisation require a quickened flexibility from the player as if always hearing the music and instrument for the first time. 

In 2020 Madeleine decided to take a deep dive into her own quickened consciousness by training to become an Alexander Technique teacher. Her work with the technique runs parallel to her work with HIP with a different instrument- herself. 

She went to Juilliard Pre-College and then continued at The Juilliard School where she completed her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree as a full scholarship student in Historical Performance. She also holds an Artist Certificate from The Royal Academy of The Hague. Madeleine is completing her final year as an Alexander Technique teacher trainee at the Alexander Technique Centre of Amsterdam and is a New Ensemblist with Arcangelo, an award winning period performance ensemble based in London.

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