Hello, my name is August Magnusson, and I am 22 years old. I was born in Oslo, Norway. My mother is a flutist at the Oslo opera, and my father plays the bassoon. My sister as well is a musician and studies Cello in Boston. So nobody would wonder that I as well turned to music. My instrument is the violin. The only one out of my family who has nothing to do with music is my brother. He studied Greek history. In 2014 I came to Berlin for one year as an exchange student to the Bach-Gymnasium. I had already learned German at the school in Oslo, so it wasn’t to difficult for me to find my way around here. I also made friends easily, since everybody was very friendly and helpful. My one year plan turned into a permanent situation because i passed the entrance exam for the academy in Leipzig and also played in the youth orchestra of the new Philharmonic in Berlin. For me, Leipzig is a very beautiful and livable city. Even on vacation I carry my violin with me, since I have to practice 2 to 3 hours every day in order to not loose the feeling for the instrument. In 2016 I found the Gyldfeldt Quartett. We are two Violinists, a violist and a cellist. All four of us study at the Musikhochschule in Leipzig. We are supported by the Vogler Quartet (Prof. Frank Reinicke) and the Alban Berg Quartet (Günter Pichler). As a quartet we attended various renowned master classes and were taught by international greats as well as members of the Vogler Quartet. Since 2017 we have been scholarship holders at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music now. We can also show a number of concerts at home and abroad. The Gyldfeldt Quartet was in Sweden, Zurich, Italy and France and played at various important festivals such as the „Musiksommer am Zürichsee“- in cooperation with the „Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“ or the „Kurt Weill Fest“. In addition our quartet was a guest in Houston Texas in the summer of 2017 on the occasion of a musical exchange at the Leipzig University of Music and Theater at The Shepherd School of Music and gave a concert in the Duncan Recital Hall. What I love about Germany is the musical environment with its possibilities and the great orchestras. This is something special! For me, typical German is following every rule, no matter how small, to the letter and down to the last detail.