"Magdalena Hoffmann is fantastic, she makes music without putting on a show."
Maria Graf, chairman of the harp jury at the International ARD Competition 2016
Magdalena Hoffmann was appointed principal harpist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Previously, she held the same position with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra for four years and teaches at the Tyrolean Conservatory of Music since 2015. In March 2021, she signed an exclusive agreement with Deutsche Grammophon.
She studied with Fabiana Trani in Düsseldorf, with Cristina Bianchi in Munich and with Skaila Kanga in London. In addition, she worked with many famous harpists such as Fabrice Pierre, Isabelle Moretti, Mara Galassi, Alice Giles, Milda Agazarian and Park Stickney.
She received numerous scholarships and has won prizes at various national and international competitions in Germany, France, the UK and Slovenia; most recently, she received two special awards at the prestigious International ARD Competition in Munich.
In high demand as a chamber musician, Magdalena Hoffmann has been invited as soloist and chamber musician to festivals such as the DAVOS Festival or the Festival Alpenklassik. She performs with renowned musicians, namely Karl-Heinz Schütz, Andrea Lieberknecht or Aleksey Igudesman.
Magdalena not only chooses her concert programmes with the aim of extending the conventional harp repertoire, but also constantly works on interdisciplinary concepts. In 2014, she first performed her theatre concert "ODYSSEY on 47 Strings" at the Harp Masters Festival in Switzerland, in 2017 she contributed texts and illustrations to Aleksey Igudesman's album "Funny Animals" (Universal Editions).
Her first solo CD "FOOTNOTES" was published in 2018.
Magdalena Hoffmann is cultural ambassador for the project CASA HOGAR, which aims to provide education and a home for young girls in Istmina in the Colombian crisis region Chocó.