Magda Amara was born in Moscow and graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in the class of Sergei Dorensky. She completed her studies with Stefan Vladar at the University of Music in Vienna and is laureate of eleven national and international competitions, including first prizes at the Jeunesses Musicales and Ennio Porrino Piano Competitions, and the 3rd prize at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition.
As soloist and as one of the most passionate and demanded pianists in chamber music, Magda Amara is a regular guest on many international stages. Playing in venues such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien, Theater an der Wien, Mozarteum Salzburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Tonhalle Zürich, her performances brought her to all important concert halls in Europe and beyond.
Magda Amara was invited to many prestigious festivals, including Dvořákova Praha, Le Sion Festival, Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, Best of NRW, Neuberger Kulturtage and Attergauer Kultursommer, and enjoyed successful collaborations with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Brno.
As a devoted chamber musician, she is collaborating with outstanding partners, among them Julian Rachlin, Dora Schwarzberg and Stefan Vladar, as well as members of the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. She shares a very close musical relationship with the Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh, with whom she recorded two CDs, released by the Austrian Label Capriccio in 2013 and 2015. Projects for 2016/17 include concerts at the Luzern Festival, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Musikverein Wien and many others.