Magdalena Kruszynska Master of Arts ( Violin & Viola - Poland)
Violin & Viola Teacher
Magdalena has had an extensive career as a soloist and professional chamber and orchestral musician . She has played in symphonic and opera orchestras and has also been a successful violin and viola teacher both in Australia and overseas.
In 1982 she entered Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland with High Distinction being first of all the candidates . In 1988 she has completed her Master of Arts degree at the Faculty of Instrumental Studies, specialising in violin/viola.
In 1982 and 1983 she participated in The International Master Interpretation and Pedagogical Courses in Lancut, Poland which hosted the most renowned violinist and violin teachers from around the world at the time .
Magdalena has over 30 years of professional experience in performing in professional symphonic, opera and chamber orchestras in Australia and overseas including Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Western Australia Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1994, Magdalena has been a permanent member and guest Principal Viola in The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) , and its successor the Opera Australia Orchestra (OAO), as part of The Opera Australia in Sydney.
Magdalena has held a Principal Violin position in State Philharmonic Orchestra in Koszalin, Poland, and played in the first violin section in Baltic State Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdansk, Poland. With the latter organisation she toured extensively throughout Europe, participating in numerous international tours and festivals in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Spain. This included performances at numerous prestigious venues including The Munich Philharmonic, Alte Opera in Frankfurt, and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Magda has also participated in various radio and TV recordings both in Australia and overseas. This includes several opera and symphonic recordings with Opera Australia, Baltic State Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a number of films and other soundtrack recordings at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney.
Additionally, Magdalena has enjoyed an outstanding career as a violin teacher in Australia and overseas. She has worked in conjunction with the University of New South Wales, The Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, Knox Grammar School, and Abbotsleigh, and other schools overseas including Grazyna Bacewicz school of music in Koszalin, Poland.
Magdalena teaches according to the traditional principles of the Franco/Belgian school.
Her students are regularly recognised for their achievements and are recipients of many prestigious awards. All levels, all ages are welcome.
Magdalena’s students have included winners of Prizes in major Violin Competitions in Poland and Australia. This includes the Highly Commended Award in the Violin Solo Event in the Mc. Donald’s City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge and numerous High Distinction, Distinction, and Honours grades in the practice of music as part of the AMEB examination programme as well as Certificates for Outstanding Performance and Honours commendations.
Magdalena’s graduate of the University of NSW completed her Bachelor of Art degree with Distinction. Magdalena’s students are also recipients of scholarships to private High Schools. One of Magdalena’s students was granted an entry with Honours into the Conservatorium of Cologne, Germany. Her students are also members of the Rising Star educational program in Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Magdalena’s students’ achievements include:
Bachelor of Art-Distinction-UNSW
Entry with Honours into the Conservatorium of Cologne, Germany
Prizes in the State Violin competitions, Poland
Highly Commended Award in Violin Solo Event in the McDonald’s City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge
Distinction Certificates for outstanding performance (AMEB)
High Distinctions in Practice of music (AMEB)
Music Scholarships to private High Schools
Rising Stars educational program- Sydney Conservatorium of music.
Studio located in Beaumont Hills covering Rouse Hill, Castle Hill, Kellyville Blacktown area, and others in Hills District.
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