Biography

LINDA LIN

Biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda and Lang Lang performing in London Asia House Concert series (left)

 

Linda and Ian Brown´s interview and live performance on BBC Radio 3 ´In Tune´ programme (right)

Cellist LINDA LIN is one of the most innovative and exciting musicians of her generation and has been described as having 'a penchant for flamboyance'. As the winner of the Young Artist of Australia at the age of 15, she made her debut performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which was broadcasted live on 3MBS FM and ABC Classic FM in Australia. Since then, she has been frequently performing and collaborating with artists worldwide.

 

With a flourishing career as an international soloist and Artistic Director of two European Festivals, Linda gives recitals across four continents including the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, where she will return in the coming season for a recital tour around the country. She makes regular appearances across the UK including Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, National Portrait Gallery, Australia House, and has made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 2007 as the winner of the Derek Butler Award which marked her appearance on London BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme. Linda has won numerous awards including the Sir Edward Cooper Prize, the Florence Hooton Concerto Prize, the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, and the Associated Board International Scholarship.

 

Linda represented the RAM in the prestigious International Manchester Cello Festival and has also worked with renowned artists including Ralph Kirshbaum, Steven Isserlis, Natalia Gutman, Philip Muller, Gary Hoffman and Leonid Gorokhov. Whilst performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, she has had the privilege to work with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Trevor Pinnock, Lutz Kohler, and composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davis. Recent performance highlights include recitals at Asia House, Australia House, Chelsea Arts Club, Lansdowne Club Mayfair, Kensington Palace, Grange Park Opera House, St. James´s Piccadilly, St. John´s Smith Square, St. Mary´s Cambridge, City of London Festival in LSO St. Luke's, Aspen Festival, and a Germany tour with the ECO. Linda has also performed for the Royal Family on many occasions including the Ampney Park Manor House Celebration with Prince Harry, Kensington Palace Gala for Prince Michael of Kent, and Princess Diana's Memorial Service at the Guard's Chapel in 2007, which was broadcasted live on BBC1 and ITV1 worldwide. Former British MP and BBC Broadcaster Michael Portillo has also invited Linda to give private recitals at his Westminster mansion.

 

Linda studied with David Strange, Colin Carr and Felix Schmidt at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with first class honours. Subsequently she was invited to become a Leverhulme Fellow to teach cello and chamber music. Alongside her work as a classical performer, she also composes cello fusion music in the style of Latin tango and jazz. Her debut CD with pianist Ian Brown was launched in June 2013, under London Rooftop Records. Linda is playing on a cello on loan, and is grateful to any sponsors who might like to help her to purchase the instrument.

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