Magdalena Filipczak

Magdalena Filipczak, violin (Łódź, Poland), has performed in the UK (including Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square), Europe, South America, Canada, and in the USA. She was one of the Holland Music Sessions’ New Masters on Tour 2015/16, which included her debut recital at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Among her many competition successes, Magdalena was the winner of the 2008 IV Heino Eller International Violin Competition in Estonia. She has been awarded numerous scholarships including 'Młoda Polska' by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for her musical achievements. Magdalena’s solo debut disc was titled Essence of Violin. She has also recorded chamber music works by Schoenberg and Webern with group Montebello, and with the Royal Northern Sinfonia violin solos for Tim Garland’s Songs to the North Sky. Magdalena has recorded for the BBC Radio 3, Chicago WFMT Radio, Canadian Radio, Polish, Austrian and Estonian TV and Radio. She toured Brazil and Argentina as a guest leader/director with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Magdalena studied violin with Krzysztof Śmietana and additionally classical singing with John Evans at the Guildhall School. Recently she has been accepted into the DMA in Performance Course and awarded a Fellowship at the City University of New York. Past Yellow Barn musician (Summer 2015-2016).