Wilhelm Magner

Wilhelm Magner, viola (Montreal, Canada) was the 2022 recipient of the Prix d’Europe, becoming the first violist in the competition’s history to win. He is currently completing his Masters in Viola Performance at Yale University in the class of Ettore Causa, and he earned his Graduate Diploma with André Roy after studying with Axel Strauss at McGill University. He has participated in master classes with artists including Ana Chumachenco, Yura Lee, Grigory Kalinovsky, Ian Svensen, and Yehonatan Berick. In 2022, Wilhelm was listed on CBC Music’s “30 under 30” list. His 2023-2024 season includes recitals in Canada, the United States, and Poland. He was a prize winner in the Canadian Music Competition (ex-aequo First Prize) and the OSJS Concerto Competition, and a semi-finalist in the 2022 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition. He also participated in the Prague Spring Competition as well as in many summer festivals, including the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Kneisel Hall, the Young Artists Program of the National Arts Center, and the Orford Music Academy. He has performed with ensembles such as the OSM, Les Violons du Roy and I Musici, and is a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Foundation Award. Wilhelm plays on a viola by Ryan Soltis, Nelson, 2023, and an Ouchard bow generously loaned by CANIMEX INC. from Drummondville in Quebec, Canada.