Known for their joyful and electrifying performances, pianist Madeline Hildebrand and oboist Caitlin Broms-Jacobs have been fast friends and musical collaborators since 2014, when the duo performed their first concert together on Winnipeg’s prestigious Millennium Recital Series. Having instant chemistry both on and offstage, the two realized they had found their perfect musical match, and have since gone on to bring their expressive music-making to audiences across Canada. Their thrilling interchange of musical ideas is instantly apparent in their performances, which are infused with free-spirited warmth and ease of expression. Self-described as “serious musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously,” Madeline and Caitlin combine their infectious enthusiasm and unstuffy approach with sensitive and masterful playing, all with the goal of inspiring audiences and bringing joy through music. Their debut album Sing to Me Again, will be released this fall on the Leaf Music label.

Caitlin is the principal oboist of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, where she has often been featured as a soloist, and also performs frequently as guest principal oboist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Madeline has recently performed with Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet, and has enjoyed solo concerts across Canada, the U.S., and Europe. She is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University and currently teaches at Brandon University and Canadian Mennonite University.