Magdalena von Eccher
Magdalena von Eccher
Assistant Professor
Steel Building 205
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Assistant Professor

BMus (Lethbridge); MMus (British Columbia); DMus (McGill)

Magdalena is among Canada’s most respected musicians, appreciated for her genuine warmth, dedication, and artistic sensibility. Praised for presentations as soloist, in chamber music, and concerto performances with orchestra, she astonishes her colleagues and audiences alike with powerful, memorable interpretations. Magdalena is on faculty at the University of Prince Edward Island as Assistant Professor of Piano. She is sought after as an enthusiastic, encouraging, and skilled adjudicator, and conducts masterclasses as well as lecture recitals throughout Canada. Magdalena’s studies were completed at the University of Lethbridge (awarded the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal), the University of British Columbia, and McGill University (recipient of the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) with distinguished professors Glen Montgomery, Jane Coop, and Stéphane Lemelin.

Magdalena's doctoral research project (supported by SSHRC) focused upon the late Piano Sonatas of Viktor Ullmann.

Research Interests
  • Piano
  • Performance
  • Piano literature and pedagogy
  • Collaborative piano
  • Chamber music

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