Madeleine Rauch is a singer, songwriter and performer currently based in Los Angeles.
Her music blends vulnerable lyrics and slightly raspy vocals with R&B and Pop beats. Inspired early on by singers like Erykah Badu and Alicia Keys, and current influences like Banks and H.E.R, Madeleine created her own authentic style – best described as alternative R&B.
Her love for music started at a young age when she sang in the children's church choir and her biggest musical idol was Michael Jackson.
Now her resume includes a Gold Record Award, sold-out arena shows with names like Marteria, Ms Platnum and 3 Plusss, and performances at Rock im Park, Sziget Festival and Lollapalooza, the A-Trane Berlin and Gruenspan in Hamburg.
Growing up in Freiburg, Germany, she started singing in choirs at the age of 4 and taking piano lessons at the age of 7.
After high school, she got accepted to one of Germany's highly competitive Jazz universities - the Hochschule for Musik “Franz Liszt” Weimar - where she studied Jazz Voice with renowned teachers such as Jeff Cascaro, Michael Schiefel and Frank Möbus and completed her Bachelor of Music degree.
In 2013, she was chosen among over 200 applicants for the famous Pop Music program “Popkurs” in Hamburg with teachers such as Peter Weihe and Jane Comerford.
In Fall 2014, she attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a merit-based scholarship with a focus on Songwriting and Performance, where her teachers included Gabrielle Goodman, Livingston Taylor and Lenny Stallworth.
She is currently working on new music and performing in the Los Angeles area.