Magdalena Müllerperth ’10 was born in Pforzheim, Germany in 1992 and began piano lessons at the age of five. At seven years old, she was accepted as a junior student in the class of professor Sontraud Speidel at the University of Music Karlsruhe. While attending Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a Pre-Conservatory Program student, she studied with professor Alexander Braginsky and then went on to study with Jerome Rose at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. She is currently studying with Klaus Hellwig at the Berlin University of the Arts. Magdalena has performed at numerous distinguished venues, including Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Kissinger Sommer Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Steinway Hall in New York.
She was a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Czech Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Filarmonia George Enescu, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Staatsorchester Braunschweig, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, and the Stuttgart Philharmonic.
Since 1999, this young artist has won more than 30 prizes and awards at national and international competitions. Notable recognitions include First Prize at the national level of “Jugend Musiziert” in the category piano solo, First Prize at the Minnesota Orchestra’s Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Auditions, First Prize, Audience Award at the Kissinger Klavierolymp 2012, and First Prize at the Nadia Reisenberg Auditions 2014 in New York City.
In 2011, she became a scholar of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and and the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. She was also named Music Ambassadress of her hometown Maulbronn. Since 2016, she has been a recipient of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund’s scholarship program.