Magdalena von Eccher is distinguishing herself as one of Canada’s finest young pianists. Her playing is intensely expressive, with integrity and grace, in a variety of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire. She was awarded first place at the 2006 Canadian National Music Festival. As well she was awarded the SOCAN award in the 2007 National Bösendorfer Competition and a top prize at the 2008 Knigge Piano Competition. She was the recipient of the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal (2007) at the University of Lethbridge, while studying with Glen Montgomery.
Magdalena completed her Master’s degree under the guidance of esteemed Canadian pianist, Jane Coop, at the University of British Columbia in 2011. In the summer of 2011, she was the recipient of the UBC Strauss Foundation award, which gave her the opportunity to participate in studies at the University of Vienna and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Magdalena would like to acknowledge the generous sponsorship she has received for her studies from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.