Cellist Magdalena Sas is performing virtually in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Thursday, July 9, at 12 pm CDT. Magdalena is currently a doctoral student studying with professor Uri Vardi, and is a 2018 recipient of the Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship. The concert will be streamed live via the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page.

Magdalena is a graduate of the Krakow Music Academy and the Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels. As a member of the Vistula String Quartet, she completed a post-graduate chamber music course at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and was also a member of the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy in Austria. In 2014, as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, she studied with Eric Kim at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in the United States.

As an orchestral musician, Magdalena had the opportunity to collaborate with ensembles such as the Australian World Orchestra, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a guest member of the Sinfonietta Cracovia, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Poland, YES Camerata and Hulencourt Soloists in Belgium, and SFK Orchester in Austria. She participated in many international Chamber Music festivals including Consonances Chamber Music festival in France, Mozartiade in Germany, Ad-Libitum in Poland, Paschim Rang in India, performing alongside musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Philippe Graffin, Gary Hoffman, and Raphael Wallfisch. During her stay in India she regularly participated in projects of world-famous Indian musicians: Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia and Sabir Khan, and appeared as a soloist at the opening concert of the Royal Opera House in Mumbai.

In 2019/2020, she will represent Poland as a member of the international Global Leaders Program, where she will receive training from prestigious institutions, such as Harvard University, Duke University, John Hopkins University, and McGill University.