August Magnusson was born 1997 in Oslo.
He had his first Violin lessons through the Suzuki Method at the age
of 4 ½. At 7 years of age he began with Igor Rybak. In 2010 August
Magnusson started at the Barratt-Due Music Institute in Oslo with
Eileen Siegel (Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra). From 2013 he studied
with Geir-Inge Lotsberg (Oslo String Quartet). In 2014 he moved to
Berlin and became the student of Prof. Johannes Kittel at the C. Ph.
E. Bach College of Music. In the same year he also participated at
the Verbier Festival.
August Magnusson studied with Prof. Carolin Widmann at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig. Additionally, since 2018 he studies with his string quartet “Gyldfeldt Quartett” at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía Madrid in the class of Günter Pichler. The quartet had concerts in France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and all over Germany.
He has attended music courses with Daniel Harding, Boris
Garlitsky, Stephan Picard, Pierre Amoyal, Vogler Quartet, Dirk
Mommerz, Robert Rozek, Stephanie Chase, Norman Fischer and
also had several lessons with Frank Reinecke, Yves Sandos,
Gerald Fauth and Caspar Frantz.
August Magnusson completed an internship in the MDR Radio
Symphony Orchestra. Also he had a time contract in the second
violins of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig from 2018 to 2019.
From August 2019 on, August Magnusson is a member of the
second violins in the Weimarer Staatskapelle.
In June of 2018 he played as soloist in the Gewandhaus Leipzig
together with the Academic Orchestra Leipzig.
photo by Josef Schumann