The pianist Magda Amara is both a soloist and one of the most sought-after chamber musicians. She has performed in renowned concert halls such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, the Barbican Hall in London, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and the Zurich Tonhalle. Her engagements have taken her to the most important concert halls in Europe and beyond, in Russia, Canada and the USA. Amara has given guest performances at international festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the Dvořákova in Prague, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Sion Festival, the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, the Best of NRW, the Neuberger Cultural Days and the Attergauer Cultural Summer, and she has enjoyed successful collaborations with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra of Brno and others.
Magda Amara has shared her passion for chamber music with outstanding partners such as Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Lozakovich and Baiba Skride, as well as with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics. She has enjoyed a particularly close musical partnership with the Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh, resulting in two CDs for the Austrian label Capriccio and one for Deutsche Grammophon. In 2018, she released a CD of Kabalevsky’s Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, accompanied by the German State Philharmonic Orchestra Rheinland-Pfalz conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens.
Magda Amara was born in Moscow and graduated from Sergei Dorensky’s class at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. She then furthered her studies in Vienna with Stefan Vladar at the University of Music and Performing Arts, and has won prizes in many national and international competitions.