Education and training
Madlen studied Intercultural Communication at Sofia Antipolis University in Nice (France), St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University (Bulgaria) and Viadrina in Frankfurt am Oder (Germany).
Madlen studied music at the Berlin Jazzschool and is currently studying improvisation with jazz guitarist Andreas Braun and singer Tanja Panier.
Madlen Stange is a singer exploring the potential of voice in various folk cultures, jazz and world music. Madlen plays the guitar, shruti box and uses a loopstation. Her repertoire stretches from French chansons, jazz, Balkan and romanes music to singing mantras. She is based in Berlin and works as a singer, song author and cultural manager focusing on international music projects and workshops bringing together people of different nationalities and cultures.
Since 2014 Madlen has been working together with Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture, supporting the building of a network of European partners.
As a soloist of the female choir Bulgarian Voices in Berlin, she co-organised the project Na Horoto at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2016. Until 2017 Madlen was part of the Hai La Hora Balkan orchestra. Currently she is part of the Ketrimony folk quartet lead by Bulgarian conductor Momchil Guenov.