Magdalena Filipczak

Magdalena Filipczak, violin (Malbork, Poland) has performed in the UK (Wigmore and Barbican Halls), Europe (Het Concertgebouw, Cracow Philharmonic), the USA, Canada and South America. Magdalena is a recipient of CUNY Graduate Center Fellowship, where she studies violin with Daniel Phillips and Donald Weilerstein, and voice with Robert White. She is the winner of IV Heino Eller Violin Competition in Estonia, Gold Prize winner of 2018 Manhattan Music Competition, Silver Prize winner of 2018 Berliner Music Competition, and First Prize winner of 2017 US Concerto Competition. She was awarded ‘Young Poland’ Scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Culture. Magdalena has recorded worldwide for TV and Radio including the BBC Radio 3, Polish Radio 2, Chicago WFMT. She has also recorded CDs with music of the Second Viennese School composers at the Banff Arts Center, new works by Grammy Award composer Tim Garland, and string quartets by Peter Gregson. Her debut disc, ‘Essence of Violin’, has been praised by THE STRAD magazine, among others. Magdalena graduated from the Guildhall School in London, studying violin with Krzysztof Smietana and additionally voice with John Evans. She is an Adjunct Professor at Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College) in New York. Her future projects include a CD recording with esteemed pianist Peter Frankl and her Carnegie Hall debut in 2020. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2015-2018)