Born in 1999 in Paris, France, Madeleine Douçot studied cello with Marie-Thérèse Grisenti until 2015. In 2016 she entered the class of Prof. Clemens Hagen (Hagen Quartet) in Mozarteum University, Salzburg. After finishing her Bachelor Studies in June 2020, she now continues her Master Studies with Prof. Matthias Bartolomey.
She played in several festivals and masterclasses and received the advice of renowned cellists such as Jérôme Pernoo, Peter Bruns and Igor Gavrish. Passionate about chamber music, she played in several chamber music ensembles and studied with Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Lukas Hagen (Hagen Quartet), Wolfgang Redik (Wiener Klaviertrio), Yovan Markovitch (Ysayë Quartet), Thomas Riebl, Imre Rohmann and Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch.
Laureate of several national and international competitions, Madeleine started performing from a very young age, giving many concerts and recitals together with pianist Marc Vitantonio in famous concert halls in Paris, Saratov and Moscow. She is now regularly playing in Austria (resident artist of Mirabell Palace and Arenberg Palace in Salzburg, in Vienna MuTH, Graz Liszt-Halle), in Germany (Christophori Salon Berlin, Tchaikovsky Saal Hamburg, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie, Klavier-Salon Göttingen, Tangobrücke Festival Einbeck), in France, in Italy (Milan Philharmony, Palazzo Ducale Mantova), in Romania – both as a soloist and as a member of the « Trio Tempora », founded together with the Romanian clarinetist Marius Birtea and the Hungarian pianist Emese Wilhelmy in 2017.
Madeleine also took part in several orchestra projects, touring regularly with Salzburg Chamber Solists Orchestra (Austria, France, Spain, China), with LaFil (Milan Philharmonic) Orchestra, with the Mozarteumorchester (Wiener Konzerthaus), as well as with the Camerata Salzburg (Salzburg Festspiele 2021).
In the year 2020-2021, she entered the « Young Talents » programme of Jaroussky Academie in Paris, where she had regular masterclasses with Christian-Pierre La Marca, and got the opportunity to perform and to record together with Philippe Jaroussky (Beethoven Welsh Songs) and Geneviève Laurenceau (Beethoven Geistertrio) in January 2021.
She recently joined the Métamorphoses String Quartet, a young and brilliant french ensemble who already enjoys several concert engagements for the upcoming season.
She plays a cello made by french luthier Frank Ravatin.