Canadian pianist Madeline Hildebrand is happiest with her hands full. Praised as “extraordinary” with “an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound” by acclaimed Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Madeline infuses traditional repertoire with riveting energy and carves at the cutting edge of contemporary, all while juggling audio cables and awe-inspiring chops. Whether cooperating with a singer or a sine wave, Madeline’s collaborative instincts lead much of her work. She was recently featured on composer T. Patrick Carrabré’s award winning album, 100,000 Lakes (2021) and in the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s 2022 Evolution: Classical artist development program. Musical highlights include sharing the stage with Philip Glass in a performance of his Etudes (Winnipeg’s New Music Festival 2018), transforming a riverbank into a dazzling interactive light show featuring six pianos (Winnipeg Nuit Blanche 2020) and performing coast to coast in Canada, U.S.A, Italy, Romania, Armenia, and Georgia. Madeline sits on the board of Winnipeg’s Virtuosi Concert Series, where she founded the Young Artists Program. As an adjudicator and master class clinician, she has appeared at numerous festivals throughout Manitoba. Madeline is currently completing her doctorate at Stony Brook University (New York) and teaches at Brandon University.