Magnus is a dedicated teacher with over 7 years of teaching experience. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. It is his mission to guide each student towards achieving their musical goals and to foster their appreciation for all music.
Bachelor of Music in piano performance, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
Chicago native Magnus V. has performed all over North America, Europe, and Asia from notable concert halls and radio stations to hospitals and nursing homes. His recent festival appearances include solo and chamber music performances at the Cortona Sessions, Atlantic Music Festival, Orford Music Festival, Gijón International Piano Festival, and Festival Pablo Casals de Prades. Passionate about chamber music and collaboration, he has worked with members of the Guarneri, Spektral, JACK, and Brentano quartets, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound.
Magnus earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Marian Hahn. Previously, he studied with Emilio del Rosario and Ralph Neiweem at the Music Institute of Chicago. An enthusiastic pedagogue, he currently serves on the faculty of Great Neck Music Conservatory on Long Island, New York and has previously been on the faculty of the Gasse School of Music and Chicago Music Lessons. In addition to teaching, he is a dedicated ballet pianist and has worked for New York City’s Ballet Arts and Chicago’s Hyde Park School of Dance.
His current musical endeavors include a comprehensive survey through Chopin’s dance-inspired piano works and piano transcriptions of ballet music, a study of the evolution of variation forms from the Baroque era to the present day, and an exploration of music composed for the piano since the 20th century.