Magdalena Hasibeder

Deputy Head of Department

Magdalena Hasibeder was born in Linz, Austria, where she received her musical training at the Music High School and at the Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama, and Dance. Further studies in organ, harpsichord, early music, and instrumental pedagogy led her to the Vienna University of Music and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Among her teachers were Wolfgang Glüxam, Andrea Marcon, Michael Radulescu, Augusta Campagne, and Rudolf Lutz.

Since 1997 Magdalena Hasibeder has appeared in organ and harpsichord concerts at festivals and in concert series throughout Europe, including at the Handel Festival Göttingen, Styriarte Graz, Jeunesse Austria, and Resonanzen Wien. She was a prizewinner at several international organ competitions, including the Paul Hofhaimer Competition Innsbruck, the Organ Competition in Herford, Germany, and the Georg Muffat Competition in Schlägl, Austria.

From the very beginning of her career, she has been greatly involved in ensemble activity. As a sought-after continuo player and soloist, she has performed in numerous renowned ensembles, including La Cetra Barockorchester, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz, and Il Concerto Viennese. Since 2010 she has repeatedly served as Andrea Marcon’s assistant at Theater Basel, making her conducting debut there in 2012 with La Cetra Barockorchester and Purcell’s Fairy Queen. In 2012 she also founded the concert series Diapsalma – Sacred Concerts in St. Arbogast in Basel, Switzerland, which she has since supervised as artistic director.

Apart from her main interest in Early Music, she has worked together with contemporary Austrian composeres such as Rudolf Jungwirth, Michael Radulescu and Balduin Sulzer. She has done several world premiers.

Magdalena Hasibeder has worked as répétiteur at the Schola CantorumBasiliensis and taught since 2012 at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

Her Double-CD (June 2016 at Raumklang Records) is winner of the trimester prize by Deutsche Schallplattenkritik. Others are: “Vom Stylus phantasticus zur freien Fantasie – Virtuous harpsicord music around J.S. Bach” (Raumklang Records 2013, winner of “Pasticciopris” by Ö1, Austrian radio station), “Viennese organ music between Gründerzeit and fin de siècle” (ClassicRecords 2015), “Orgeln in Kremsmünster” in the series “Orgellandschaft Oberösterreich” (Weinberg records 2017).