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Lara Madden




Lara has performed with 5th Wave since June 2019. 

Why I play with 5th Wave:


I fully support the mission of 5th Wave Collective to make the music of women composers more widely known and played. 

About Lara

Violinist Lara Madden has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Central America and  Asia. A dedicated orchestral, chamber, and solo musician, Lara received her training at Indiana  University and DePaul University.  

Originally from River Forest, Illinois, Lara began studying the violin at the age of three, and has been  hooked on the instrument ever since. During the summer months she has attended festivals including the Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Music Masters Course  Japan. Always musically curious and open to learning, Lara has performed in yoga classes, Baroque  operas, musical theater productions, and most recently on the cliffs of Newport, RI. A committed  educator, Lara studied the pedagogy of Mimi Zweig at Indiana University and participated in the  Summer Music Educators Workshop through Carnegie Hall in 2020. Lara is a firm believer in music  fostering individual and community wellness, and seeks to spread the pure joy of music with those  around her.

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