At the early age of 16 German percussionist Magdalena Meitzner made her recording debut playing chamber music at the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio). Since then she has toured both as a soloist and with ensembles such as Hidden Mother, Kroumata, Norrbotten NEO and Curious Chamber Players to events in China, Peru, Russia, Finland and within Europe, and has performed at festivals such as the Ruhrtriennale or Ultraschall in Germany, Huddersfield in Great Britain, aterteater and transart in Italy,  and Båstad Kammarmusik Festival, Sound of Stockholm, Kalvfestivalen, Malmö Live and Vinterfest. Magdalenas solorepertoire includes pieces written to her by composers like Christofer Elgh, Alexandra Nilsson, Maria Lichee Flyg and Matthew Petersson. 

 

Magdalena frequently works with various crossover-projects involving dance, speech, MusikTheater and performance, for example with Fedra/Hippolytos in in 2019 at The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm. Her chamber opera "Mimì" - comissioned by KammerOperaKompaniet - has been premiered in november 2021 in Stockholm.

 

Magdalena’s duo Hidden Mother –with Ulrik NilIsson- experiments with scenic music and is well known at European avantgarde festivals. In 2018/19 Hidden Mother was ensemble-in-residence for the Contemporary Music concert series "Min Granne Tonsättaren” and 2021 at Kalvfestivalen in Sweden. Together with the brilliant flutist Camilla Hoitenga she forms the duo Wave Dash~. They debuted in 2019 with pieces written for the duo by Anne LeBaron, Christofer Elgh and Lisa Streich. In 2020 the duo was invited to be ensemble-in-residence at the Robb Composers Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they premiered eight more pieces written for them, including works by Lei Liang, Amy Williams, Peter Gilbert and José Luis Hurtado.

 

Magdalena was featured on Swedish radio, P2 in a portrait entitled: “Magdalena Meitzner och Symbolernas Musik" (Magdalena and the Music of Symbols) and received 2021/2022 a working grant by The Swedish Arts Grants Council.