Magdalena Hallste

Magdalena Hallste

Hailing from Upper Austria, soprano Magdalena Hallste grew up in a musical family near Linz. From an early age, she learned to play the piano and oboe. Her enthusiasm for singing was quickly discovered and nurtured through her involvement in choral singing.

After completing her Bachelor's degree in Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW), she graduated with honors from the same institution in 2020, earning her Master's degree under the guidance of Martina Claussen. Currently, Magdalena is attending the Music and Arts Private University (MUK) for the university program "Classical Operetta" with Wolfgang Dosch and receives vocal training from KS Linda Watson.

Throughout her studies, she has received artistic inspiration from Gerhard Kahry, Claudia Visca, Linda Watson, Ursula Langmayr, and Angelika Kirchschlager through master classes. Magdalena gained stage experience during her student years, performing as Belinda in Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" at the MDW. She made her debut as Papagena in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at MuTh (Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys' Choir). In June 2021, she will celebrate her role debut as Adele in Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" at the Theater an der Gumpendorferstraße.

Magdalena was a member of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir under the direction of Erwin Ortner, where she participated both in concerts and on the opera stage (Theater an der Wien), and was given the opportunity to take on various choral solo parts.

In both concert settings and church music, Magdalena has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist, collaborating with conductors such as Cornelius Meister, Erwin Ortner, Peter Planyavsky, Alois Glaßner, Johannes Hiemetsberger, and many more. Her repertoire includes various masses by Schubert, Haydn, and Mozart, as well as Bach's Christmas Oratorio (conducted by Alois Glaßner in 2018), Bach's Magnificat (conducted by Peter Planyavsky in 2017), and Mozart's Requiem.

Magdalena passionately dedicates herself to the Viennese song ("Wienerlied"). Together with Johannes Münzner on the accordion, she regularly performs both domestically and abroad. Magdalena was a finalist in the 10th International Heinrich Strecker Singing Competition in Baden, where she secured second place in 2019.

A versatile soprano, Magdalena teaches at the Musikschule Region Schallaburg and the Landesmusikschulwerk Oberösterreich. She also provides vocal training to various choirs.