Violinist Madison Ryan is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Wyoming, where she studies with Dr. John Fadial. While attending UW, she has worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the violin and theory departments, as well as a private teacher for the UW String Project. Ryan has been lucky enough to appear as a soloist with the UW Chamber Orchestra, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Spring Strings Orchestra, and the Blue Valley North Symphony. She was also named the MTNA Wyoming Young Artist for 2020, which gave her the opportunity to give solo performances for fellow musicians across the country.
Orchestral playing has been a large part of Ryan’s musical journey. This has included many appearances with professional orchestras, including the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the Sioux City Symphony, as well as leadership positions in educational orchestras, including the UW Symphony Orchestra and the UNL Symphony. During the summers, she regularly attends festivals with strong orchestral programs, including the Round Top Festival Institute and the Marrowstone Festival, the latter of which she attended as a mentorship fellow.
Ryan has performed across the country as a chamber musician. She currently acts as first violinist with the UW Graduate Quartet, which gives her the opportunity to regularly perform for school and community events. Before attending UW, Ryan worked closely with the members of the Grammy-nominated Chiara Quartet, who mentored her throughout her undergraduate education. Her notable teachers include Dr. John Fadial, David Neely, Elizabeth Suh Lane, Nancy Zhou, and Rebecca Fischer.