Magdiell Antequera ’15 was born in Coro, Venezuela in 1996. At the age of eight, he began attending the internationally recognized program of music, El Sistema. Since then, he has had the opportunity to participate in many chamber music ensembles and master classes with Claudio Abbado. Magdiell has also played in orchestras under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel and Daniel Barenboim. He began his experience as a soloist with the Falcon Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10 and has continued to develop his expertise as a solo musician. He has participated in multiple master classes with professors from the Academia Latinoamericana de Violin, New England Conservatory of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, Curtis Institute of Music, and the University of Southern California.
Magdiell has participated in many music summer camps including Academia Latinoamericana de Violin, Bravo! in Minneapolis, and the Northern Lights String Camp in Duluth, Minn. Magdiell has won and received recognition from competitions such as the Bach Prize in the solo competition at the Academia Latinoamericana de Violin, Thursday Musical Competition, Schubert Club Competition, Saint Paul Chamber Music Competition, Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, and Texas Rising Stars.
Magdiell attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s School as a member of the Pre-Conservatory Program from 2012-2015, where he studied with Sally O´Reilly. He was also a member of the Artaria Chamber Music Program in 2013. Magdiell currently attends The University of Texas at Austin, where he studies with Brian Lewis and keeps an active solo career performing recitals and concerts in the U.S. and Venezuela. His work has been praised by legendary violinists such as Midori Goto and Glenn Dicterow.