- Instrument Second Violin
A native of Fargo, North Dakota, violinist Madeline Capistran began studying the violin at age 9 with her mother, Jane Linde Capistran. As a teenager, she continued her studies with Sally O'Reilly at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Capistran holds a B.M. in violin performance from Michigan State University and a M.M. in violin performance from DePaul University, where she studied with Ilya Kaler. As an active chamber and orchestral musician, Ms. Capistran was a member of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and she has attended such summer programs as Musicorda, Meadowmount, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, Dakota Chamber Music, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Music Institute.
As a soloist, Ms. Capistran has performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphony, on National Public Radio's show "From the Top" with pianist Christopher O'Riley, with Chicago’s Logan Chamber Players, and has appeared as part of the “Noontime Concert Series” at the University of Chicago. Other recent playing and teaching opportunities have included being a Teaching Artist at St. Ambrose University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, and subbing with the Minnesota Orchestra. She is currently living in Iowa, where she teaches at Coe College and plays in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Iowa as Assistant Concertmaster.