Dr Madeline Castrey
Dr Madeline Castrey is a musician, academic and musicologist. With a background in West End theatre, opera and television, Madeline has performed in many productions including Les Miserables, The Lion King, Evita, La traviata and Così fan tutte. She became the first ever 16-year-old admitted onto a degree course at The London College of Music, and graduated with a Master's Degree at 19 in Classical Music. She completed her PhD at The University of Westminster has been commissioned to write musicological articles and features for large-scale publications.
Madeline has started several national initiatives using music as a tool for good which she has been thrilled to discuss on many national television and radio outlets including BBC News and radio, Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 News, GB News and London Live. As a sought after educator, Madeline became one of the youngest university lecturers in the country at just 22, gaining a Senior Lecturer position at 25. She has performed at many prestigious venues as a singer and pianist and champions the power of music to make a positive change to physical and mental health. As a past winner, Madeline was honoured to serve as a judge on the prestigious Princess Diana Award panel and is looking forward to continuing her work and research.
Campaigns run by Madeline
Madeline is an active musician and creative manager, founding and running many national campaigns using music to improve quality of life.
She has produced:
5x original singles especially written for those living with and affected by Parkinson's, stroke and brain injury. These were featured in many national media outlets including BBC News/Radio, Channel 5 News, Sky News, GB News, London Live and more.
An original documentary 'A Song Like No Other' - directed and produced by Madeline following the process of creating a song especially written for those living with and affected by Parkinson's. This documentary saw Madeline engaging with senior charity directors and representatives of international organisations including the European Parkinson's Disease Association.
A Vocal Toolkit implemented by groups all over the UK.