Described in Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Composers and Musicians as an 'extraordinary Australian pianist', Madge studied at Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music before taking up studies with the legendary Geza Anda in Switzerland.
Madge's particular interest is in ultra modern classical music and in 1971 he was appointed lecturer in classical and contemporary piano repertoire at the Royal Conservatorium of the Hague. His complete recording of the works of the Italian German composer Busoni (1866 to 1924) is a world first. His six and a half hour performance of the works of the Russian composer Sorabji was acclaimed and was its second performance in 50 years!
Madge is also a self-taught composer, having written in the sonata, quartet and concerto form. He has also composed the music for a ballet.