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 Kroumata, Norrbotten NEO and Curious Chamber Players to events in China, Peru, Russia, Finland and 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 in her chosen country of Sweden. 

 

Continuing to record chamber music, Magdalena has worked with artists like Barbara Hendricks, Peter Danemo, Carolina Eyck and Linn Persson. 

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.

 

Magdalena’s ensemble Hidden Mother also 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” (My Neighbour the Composer).

Her most recent project is Wave Dash ~ , her duo with flutist Camilla Hoitenga. Wave Dash debuted in 2019 with pieces written for them 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).

 

She has also performed with most of the Stockholm-based orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Opera and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. As principal she has worked in orchestras such as Dalasinfoniettan, Gävle Symfoniorkester and Blåsarsymfonikerna. 

 

Magdalena Meitzner is member of FST and Fylkingen and member of the board of Samtida Musik and the Swedish section of ISCM.