Having played the harpsichord since she was eight years old, Medea Bindewald belongs to the small group of "native speakers" on this instrument. Her performances are essentially characterised by her fine, dynamic touch, a natural flow and, above all, the idea to “play from the soul” as postulated by C.P.E. Bach in his treatise “Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen” (The Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments) .
Medea studied with Robert Hill in Freiburg, receiving her Teaching Diploma in 1997. She pursued her studies with Ketil Haugsand in Cologne, where she graduated with distinction in 2001 and passed her Concert Exam in 2003. She participated in master classes with Gustav Leonhardt and was awarded scholarships to attend courses at the International Handel Academy at Karlsruhe and the European Academy for Music and Theatre at Montepulciano (Italy). She further developed her skills in continuo playing by studying with Jesper Christensen at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
She was a finalist at the Solo Competition of the Deutscher Musikrat in Berlin in 2001 and won second prize at the Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb in Saarbrücken in 2003. She received an honourable mention at the Musica Antiqua Competition of the Flanders Festival in Bruges in 2004.
Medea performs widely in Germany, Britain and other European countries and has been invited to play at Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, Festival de Música Antiga Barcelona, Tage Alter Musik Bamberg, Schlosskonzerte Bad Krozingen, Heidelberger Frühling, the Century Theatre Snibston, Horniman Museum and Gardens London and Handel House Museum London, among others. She made live appearances at BBC Radio Leicester and at German Radio's programme TonArt (WDR3) in 2014. Medea has also been involved in music teaching at various levels. She assisted in baroque singing classes at the International Centre of Music Haus Marteau near Bayreuth (Bavaria). She was invited to teach courses at the Erfurt School of Music and also at the School of Music and Arts in Jena, where she became a founding member of the Early Music Department and was responsible for setting up a harpsichord class. From 2003 to 2010 she taught harpsichord at the University for Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig.
Since 2011, Medea has been based in the United Kingdom. Her new trio, Vermilion, with Nicolette Moonen (baroque violin) and Susanna Pell (viola da gamba) made its debut in October 2012. One of Medea’s special interests is French baroque music. Her CD Jacques Duphly, pièces de clavecin, was released in spring 2014 (Coviello Classics) winning instant acclaim from critics. It was awarded "5 de Diapason" by the French magazine Diapason. Medea was featured musician of the month at Handel House Museum London in October 2014.