Madeline was born in Surrey and has been a lover of music from a very young age. Originally from a West End Theatre and television background, Madeline became seriously ill as a teenager and wanted to use her musical experience to make meaningful change. She became the first ever 16-year-old admitted onto an undergraduate degree course at The London College of Music, and went on to gain a distinction in her masters degree specialising in opera.
Madeline has created several national initiatives using music as a tool for good. This includes the formation of a nationwide United Youth Choir who released a new National Youth Anthem in 2020 and projects within Parkinson's UK and the Stroke Association to explore the link between music and improved motor function. Madeline has formed several ensembles within these groups and has released singles and an accompanying documentary which have been featured on national news outlets.
She is also a celebrated singer-songwriter and a professional pianist/singer for functions and events. Madeline has also scored 2 prize-winning films at international film festivals and in the world and education and academia, she is a highly sought after teacher and lecturer and PhD music candidate.
As a classically trained singer and pianist, Madeline is an incredibly versatile musician who loves interacting with audiences!
She is a resident pianist at several hotels, golf and country clubs and enjoys performing at a wide variety of functions! From Classical favourites to the modern chart, Madeline loves playing varied repertoire and always strives to make every event special!
'We just wanted to pass on our thanks to Madeline Castrey for the amazing music provided yesterday. It was perfect and added so much to the day and I will never forget the music as I walked down the aisle.'
Lauren & Alex - married in December 2021
'Velvety vocals with a foot-tapping modern beat'
'Her velvety smooth Jazz vocals, blended seamlessly with a modern chilled Pop sound is completely revitalising a much beloved, yet rarely innovated genre.'
Jessica Rowe - Help Yourself Music
'This sultry yet hugely melodic cut has Madeline’s brand of soulful and sincere smooth jazz at its core
Smooth Jazz Therapy
'Rising star Madeline Castrey'
Drop The Spotlight
CHARITY & OUTREACH
Madeline has performed as a singer and actress in some of the greatest musicals on London's West End, and on television networks including CBBC/BBC1 and Nickelodeon. She has also formed many successful vocal groups and choirs and performed at many wonderful venues including London stages and Twickenham Stadium.
She is also a sought after arranger and composer who has arranged music for several highly successful charity campaigns, which has seen her appear on several radio stations including BBC Radio and on television features. For her fundraising work (which has seen her raise huge sums of money for national and international charities), Madeline was awarded a Princess Diana Award. Her latest mission is to make music accessible for all, and as such, Madeline has been starting choir/ensembles and other groups across the UK to improve access to music. She has founded The Parkinson's Choir within Parkinson's UK who released a Christmas single in 2019 with the twofold benefit of raising funds for the charity and improving motor function in Parkinson's sufferers through singing. In 2020, Madeline also created an original single for her new ensemble, 'The United Youth Choir' which took the form of a new National Youth Anthem sung by children and young people up and down the UK to promote togetherness through music.
In 2022 she started a brand new initiative 'Resonate' to get people involved in using music to positively impact physical and mental wellbeing. This has snowballed into larger events, a growing social media presence and the formation of a charity. To date, Madeline has been featured on several national networks including Sky News, BBC News, London Live, GB News and on BBC Radio.
After becoming the first 16-year-old admitted onto a degree course at The London College of Music, Madeline went on to graduate with a master's degree with distinction and was subsequently offered a lecturing position - making her one of the youngest lecturers in the country (at just 22 years of age!) Within her position, she has revamped teaching modules to greater meet the needs of the modern student, and prides herself on her accessible and honest approach to lecturing and learning. She now works as a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Technical Vocals and on other specialist music modules.
Madeline also runs a highly successful private practice, teaching singing, piano, music theory and LAMDA (acting/public speaking/verse and prose etc) to all ages and abilities. She is proud to use the arts as a means to boost confidence, skill and self-esteem.
Responding to requests, Madeline recently rolled out a voice coach programme and is now pleased to work as a corporate voice and speech coach, providing accessible training in safe and effective vocal use.