British-Polish violinist Magdalena Loth-Hill learned locally in Cumbria before accepting a place at Chetham's School of Music to study with Jan Repko. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music, London, with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Laura Samuel and later took up baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield and Lucy Russell. Magdalena graduated with first-class honours and went on to gain a Master’s degree with Distinction. She was awarded the 2015/16 Mills Williams Junior Fellowship at the RCM, a post she held while studying for an Artist Diploma in baroque violin. In March 2016, Magdalena was presented with the Mills Williams Medal.

At the RCM, Magdalena performed Bach’s E major concerto, Brandenburg Concerti No. 4 and 5 and the Bach Double Violin Concerto. She led the RCM Baroque and Classical orchestras, under Christopher Hogwood and Vittorio Ghielmi amongst others, and has performed live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune. Magdalena played the Mendelssohn and Bruch Concerti with the City of Carlisle Orchestra and has toured across Europe, and in North and South America, including Bolivia, where her two solo recitals as 'Artist of the Festival' officially opened the 2016 Misiones de Chiquitos Festival.

Magdalena has recorded with the Academy of Ancient Music and The English Concert. As soloist, she recorded works for the British Library's ‘Georgians Revealed’ exhibition and pieces for the most recent ABRSM syllabus. She joined Florilegium to record their 25th Anniversary CD, which was voted Gramophone's Editors Choice for September 2016 and BBC Music Magazine's 'Recording of the Month' for the October 2016 edition. She performs with the Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Florilegium, The English Concert and Ex Cathedra, among others.

As an Orpheus Scholar at the RCM, Magdalena was supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and the Countess of Munster Trust. She plays an 1800 Betts violin, generously on loan from the Harrison Frank Family Foundation, and a late 17th century Venetian instrument, by an unknown maker.

 

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