Magdalena Jakubska-Szymiec discovered her passion for the saxophone at an early age. She received her diploma in Saxophone Performance with honors in 2006 from the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, under the direction of Bernard Steuer. Continuation of his instrumental studies under the direction of Radek Knop at the Conservatoire de Région de Perpignan (France). 1st prize at the 1st International Saxophone Competition in Opole, PL, 1st prize at the XXVII National Ensemble Competition in Wroclaw, 1st prize at the Grand Prize and Appolin Rydwan Prize at the National “Young Musician” Competition in Szczecinek, PL, three times awarded a scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Culture (Warsaw, 1997, 1998, 2000). During her studies, she developed her saxophone skills in several master classes for classical saxophone elsewhere in Europe and the USA with it: Marcus Stockhausen, Claude Delangle, Claus Olesen, Eugene Rousseau, Jean-Marie Londeix and Joel Versavaud.
She regularly performs as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra and the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice, the New Music Orchestra and the “Aukso” Orchestra.
In addition to her activities as a musician, she teaches the International Master Class for Classical Saxophone and gives numerous master classes elsewhere in Europe and the United States. She is a juror at national and international saxophone competitions.
In 2013, she defended her doctoral thesis entitled “The evolution of saxophone technique in the context of performance practice in selected examples of 20th century music literature”. This essay was published in 2014, including the CD recording entitled “SAXIDIOMA”.
In 2016, the label SOLITON released its first album, Lekasz Woś – Works for saxophone and piano.
Magdalena is Assistant Professor of Saxophone in the Department of Wind Instruments at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music at Poznań (Poland).