Magdalena Hoffmann was born in Basel in 1990. She completed her bachelor’s degree with Fabiana Trani at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf. Now she is completing her master’s degree at the Munich University for Music and Dance. A year abroad led her to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she also took jazz lessons with Park Stickney. Numerous master classes with the greatest harpists of our time (e.g. Fabrice Pierre, Isabelle Moretti and Mara Galassi) round off her education.
Magdalena was a scholarship holder of the episcopal scholarship of the Cusanuswerk and the association “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now”. She won the musician scholarship of the GenRe Cologne and the sponsorship award of the Hauck und Aufhäuser Kulturstiftung, as well as numerous prizes at national and international competitions, e.g. the first prize at the international Concours Français de la Harpe and second prize at the international harp competition in Slovenia. In addition, she was a scholarship holder of the “PE- Förderungen für Studierende der Musik e.V.”, which enabled her to purchase her current instrument, a Salvi Iris. In 2014 she was a “Celebrity Master” at the Harp Masters Festival in Switzerland where she performed her first theater concert “Odyssey on 47 strings”. Since then she has devoted herself increasingly to professional music education. Magdalena began her career as an orchestral harpist with an internship at the Münster Symphony Orchestra and then worked as a solo harpist in the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra. She also played as a temp with the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra and the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra. Since 2014 she has been principal harpist of the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, and since 2015 she also leads her own harp class as lecturer at the Tyrolean State Conservatory.
Magdalena Hoffmann is a sought-after chamber musician and is particularly interested in redesigning concerts in an artistically interdisciplinary manner and developing new musical concepts.