Born in Krakow, Poland, Magdalena Nasidlak studied piano in the class of professor Ewa Bukojemska at the Krakow Music Academy and then with Malcolm Wilson and Prof. Mark Racz on the Advanced Postgraduate Solo Diploma course at the Birmingham Conservatoire. She has also had solo and chamber music lessons from other artists including Kevin Kenner, Norma Fisher, Peter Donohoe, Vanessa Latarcha, Victor Derevianko, Peter Takacs, Mikhail Kazaevich, Andrew Ball, Maggini Quartet, The Schubert Ensemble, and Rivka Golani.

Magdalena has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a prestigious prize for the best performance of the Polish piece in the 8th International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Krakow, Poland, and the Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Prize (Birmingham). In September 2006 she won 2nd prize in 10th International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in a duo together with British recorder player Christopher Orton. Magdalena is also a scholar of Friends of Cracow Society in Chicago, Socrates/Erasmus program, Polish Ministry of Culture and Diana Green Scholarship in Great Britain. Magdalena has performed throughout Poland, Germany, UK, Sweden, France and Israel with solo repertoire, as well as playing chamber music and accompanying. She is very keen and committed to performing contemporary music, playing in an exciting duo with Christopher Orton, mainly 20th and 21st century repertoire. A number of up-and-coming young composers from the UK, Sweden and Poland are currently writing for the duo.

Recently Magdalena has been also working with musicians including Peter Adams (principal 'cello, Oxford Philomusica), London based Russian violinist Anna Ovsyanikova; and singers, including Swedish mezzo Christine Sjolander and an Oxford-based soprano Sarah Hobbs. Some examples of Magdalena's recent performances include a recital at Harlaxton Manor, a concert in the much celebrated CBSO Centre, The New Generation Arts Festival in Birmingham and several concerts within Mid Wales Music Week. Magdalena also performs on regular basis in and around Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Her teaching commitments include a large class at the Junior Department of the Birmingham Conservatoire. Since September 2012 she has taught piano at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, and in September 2014 she joined music department of Magdalen College School in Oxford. Magdalena is a full member of Incorporated Society of Musicians. She lives in Oxford.

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