is a rising German conductor.
From 2019-2023 she was Assistant Conductor of the Bochumer Symphoniker. In addition she has been working as a guest conductor with German orchestras such as Kölner Kammerorchester, Göttinger Symphonieorchester or Neue Philharmonie Westfalen.
In 2022 she gave her international debuts conducting orchestras in Egypt and Mexico.
The 2023/24 season will see Magdalena giving debuts with orchestras such as Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal or Hofer Symphoniker, as well as returning to Bochum several times.
Since 2023 she is also Music Director of the Sinfonieorchester Hannover.
Orchestras she conducted include the Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Neubrandenburgische Philharmonie, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Magdeburgische Philharmonie as well as the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin.
As an Assistant Conductor Magdalena worked not only with Bochum’s Musical Directors Steven Sloane and Tung-Chieh Chuang, but also with a broad range of international conductors such as John Storgårds, Sakari Oramo, Anja Bihlmaier, Kazuki Yamada, Olari Elts, Giedrė Šlekytė, Claus Peter Flor, Florian Helgath, Joseph Bastian, Gabriel Bebeselea and Daniel Cohen.
She finished her Masters degree in Conducting at the International Conducting Academy at the University of the Arts Berlin. In 2023 she was chosen by Riccardo Muti to participate in his conducting academy at the Spring Festival in Tokyo, conducting Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”. 2021 she was a participant at the renowned Järvi Academy, an extensive Masterclass led by Paavo and Kristian Järvi. In 2019 Magdalena Klein qualified as finalist in the conducting competition of German conservatories in Nürnberg. She has so far been the only conductor chosen by the Rudolf-Augstein foundation to be supported through “re:balance” – a mentorship program for more equality in the arts.
In 2016, while still a student, the young conductor founded orchestr.insîéme in Berlin. Between 2016 and 2019 the orchestra has given numerous successful concerts under her baton, playing symphonic repertoire from the classical and romantic period as well as music by living composers. As part of these concerts she collaborated with great musicians such as concert pianist Haiou Zhang and composer Moritz Eggert.
Magdalena Klein learned from teachers including Steven Sloane, Riccardo Muti, Paavo Järvi, Harry Curtis, Giuseppe Montesano and Sir Roger Norrington.
Other than her work with orchestras Magdalena is also known for her expertise in choral conducting and her emphasis on the choral-symphonic repertoire.
After important artistic impulses and work experience in San Francisco and Berlin, she was the Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Chorus of Bochum from 2019-2023.
Her concert of Brahms’ “German Requiem” there was hailed by the press as having been “(…) so beautifully sounding, that it would be hard to beat.”