A native of Poland, Magdalena Adamek currently serves as Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she participates in various performance projects with Faculty and students and teaches chamber music, including her own Advanced Chamber Music course.
For the past four years, Adamek has been on the Faculty at Global Summer Institute of Music (Richmond, VA), both as an instructor and a pianist-collaborator. She has also been active as a solo, chamber music performer, clinician, and adjudicator. Her future, and prominent engagement includes serving as a pianist-collaborator during the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (Richmond, 2020). Magdalena holds Master of Arts (Piano Performance) from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and Doctor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Alberta.
Being a versatile pianist, she enjoys performing both as a solo recitalist and in chamber music settings. Her performing career includes recitals across Poland, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, France, China, USA, and Canada. Her long-term artistic project involves promoting piano music by composers from her
native country: Chopin, Szymanowski, Maria Szymanowska, Nowowiejski, and others.
She is the recipient of many prestigious scholarly and performing awards, among them 2nd prize at Milosz Magin International Piano Competition in Paris, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, Marek Jablonski Piano Scholarship at Banff International Keyboard Festival, and Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship.
Her discography includes five CDs, recorded by Polish label Acte Prèalable, with world premiere recordings of Polish composers (Nowowiejski, Magin, Twardowski, Elsner) as well as CD Romantic Central Europe, produced by Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at University of Alberta.