Magdalenna Krstevska is a Melbourne-based clarinetist whose richly diverse education has been fundamental to her development as one of Australia's leading young musicians. She is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). A passionate and dynamic performer, Magdalenna’s music-making has seen her appear as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral clarinetist in renowned music halls across Australia and around the world.
A recent graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with First Class Honours, Magdalenna’s accolades include the Australian National Young Virtuoso of the Year and the 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Awards. In 2016, she was the only Australian to be selected to participate in the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition in France. An avid chamber musician and collaborator, she has performed with many outstanding local and international musicians and is looking forward to touring Australia in this capacity later this year.
Magdalenna has appeared with professional and top youth orchestras all over the country. Most notable experiences include multiple international tours with the AYO, with whom she currently holds the position of Principal Clarinet, and her professional engagements with the SSO, TSO and the AWO.
An integral part of Magdalenna's development has been her multinational musical exposure and education. She has received tutelage from many of Australia’s top clarinetists, as well as leading clarinetists across Europe, and continues to regularly participate in international masterclasses and festivals.
Magdalenna continually strives to demonstrate musicianship of the highest degree, and aspires to continue playing with exceptional musicians and connecting with audiences on an international platform.
Student Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Andrew Boyle, Marilyn Challinor, John and Christine Conquest, Jacob and Elizabeth Okno, Anna Steiner, Helen Symon QC and Ian Lullham
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