Medea Bindewald started playing the harpsichord at the age of 8. She became a young student (Jung-Studentin) at Musikhochschule Mannheim at the age of 16. After having graduated from high school, Medea studied harpsichord in Freiburg and 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. She further developed her skills in continuo playing by studying with Jesper Christensen at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Medea 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 renowned Musica Antiqua Competition of the Flanders Festival in Bruges in 2004.
She performs in Germany, Britain and other European countries both as a soloist and chamber musician and has been invited to play at Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, Festival de Música Antiga Barcelona, Forum für Alte Musik Freiburg, Tage Alter Musik Bamberg, Schlosskonzerte Bad Krozingen, Heidelberger Frühling, Bruchsaler Schlosskonzerte, Horniman Museum London and Handel House Museum London. She has made live appearances on West German Radio's programme TonArt (WDR3) and on BBC Radio Leicester. From 2003 to 2010 she taught at the University for Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig.
Medea is member of a trio, Vermilion, joining forces with Nicolette Moonen (violin) and Susanna Pell (viola da gamba). Her CD, Jacques Duphly Pièces de Clavecin (with Nicolette Moonen), released in March 2014 at Coviello Classics, was awarded "5 de Diapason". Medea was featured musician of the month at Handel House Museum London in October 2014. In 2016, Medea Bindewald was invited to be Guest Editor of the British Harpsichord Society's online magazine Sounding Board. Her CD 'Jacob Kirkman, Lessons and Sonatas' (Coviello Classics, with Nicolette Moonen, violin) was released in January 2017.