LINDA HEDLUND

Linda Hedlund si √® laureata a Vienna nel 2002 (Universit√† della Musica e dello spettacolo) e da allora ha conseguito un dottorato in violino alla Sibelius-Academy di Helsinki (2010), dove ha anche lavorato come assistente universitaria durante il suo periodo di alunno. Ha avuto successo in varie competizioni e ha lavorato come primo concertmaster a.o. al Pacific Music Festival Japan (1999) con Michael Tilson Thomas e con Tapiola Sinfonietta (2004). Ha anche acquisito esperienza nell’orchestra come membro della Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker e la Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. √ą apparsa come leader / solista con Sinfonia da Camera Finlandia, l’Austrian Chamber Orchestra e vari progetti discografici.

Interprete a livello internazionale come solista e musicista da camera, Hedlund ha stretto una partnership con i principali attori della Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, il violoncellista Steven Isserlis e il pianista prof. Oliver Kern per musica da camera. Ha anche suonato come solista con a.o. Orchestra La Tempesta, Istanbul Milli Insurance Orchestra, Vogtland Philharmonie, Wegelius Chamber Orchestra, Austrian Chamber Orchestra, Lohja City Orchestra, Kaunianen City Orchestra e OSUEL Symphony orchestra in Brasile. Linda Hedlund si è esibita con successo come solista e musicista da camera in numerosi festival prestigiosi tra cui Helsinki Festival (Finlandia), Musica Nova (Helsinki), Grafenegg Festival (Austria), Honart Festival Konzerthaus Wien e Carnegie Hall, New York. Le sue performance sono state trasmesse anche in radio e TV in Finlandia (Yle), RSI / Arte in Svizzera, Radio Classic, Repubblica Ceca (Radio Free Europe), in Austria (ORF) e negli Stati Uniti (WFMT).

Oltre alla sua carriera come artista performer, è anche attiva come insegnante e ha tenuto corsi di perfezionamento in a.o. Università degli Stati Uniti, Hawaii, Cervo Master Classes in Italia, Sud America e Asia.

Ha fondato l’Em√§salo Music Festival nel 2007, che si tiene ogni estate nel sud della Finlandia.

Nel suo acclamato CD di debutto (pubblicato sotto l’etichetta finlandese Fuga nel 2008) ha collaborato con il pianista Oliver Kern nelle sonate di Franck, Saint-Sa√ęns e Debussy. Un altro CD (con il chitarrista Otto Tolonen) √® stato pubblicato nel 2011 da Classic Concert Music Group, Salisburgo. Ha inciso anche la musica per violino di George de Godzinsky e un DVD con arrangiamenti di tango per violino e arpa insieme a Floraleda Sacchi.

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Linda Hedlund graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, in 2002 and went on to complete her doctorate in violin performance from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, in 2010. She also worked as university assistant at the Sibelius-Academy during her studies. Since 2019 she has specialised in baroque violin performance at Novia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. 

Dr. Hedlund has been successful in various competitions and has worked as first concertmaster a.o. at the Pacific Music Festival Japan (1999) with Michael Tilson Thomas and with Tapiola Sinfonietta (2004). She has also gained orchestra experience in some of the main orchestras in Europe and Asia and has appeared as leader/soloist with Sinfonia da Camera Finlandia, the Austrian Chamber Orchestra, various baroque  ensembles and  recording projects.

Performing internationally as soloist and chamber musician, Hedlund has partnered with a.o. principal players of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist prof. Oliver Kern for chamber music. She has also performed as soloist with a.o. La Tempesta orchestra, Istanbul Milli Insurance Orchestra, Vogtland Philharmonie, Wegelius Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Borromini, Les Solistes de Monte Carlo, Presidential Orchestra of Northern Cyprus, Austrian Chamber Orchestra, Lohja City Orchestra, Kauniainen City Orchestra and OSUEL Symphony orchestra in Brazil. Linda Hedlund has performed successfully as soloist and chamber musician at many prestigious festivals including Helsinki Festival (Finland), Musica Nova (Helsinki), Grafenegg Festival (Austria), Nancyphonies (France), Honart Festival Konzerthaus Wien, Teatro Bibiena, Mantova and in Carnegie Hall, New York. Her performances have also been broadcasted on radio and TV in Finland (Yle), Rai TV 3, Turkish state television, RSI/Arte in Switzerland, Radio Classic, Borusan radio, Czech Republic (Radio Free Europe), in Austria (ORF) and in the US (WFMT).

In addition to her career as a performing artist, she is active as teacher and has given master classes in a.o. USA University of Hawaii, Cervo Master Classes in Italy, South-America and Asia.

She founded the Em√§salo Music Festival in 2006, taking place each summer in southern Finland¬†On her acclaimed debut CD (issued under the Finnish label Fuga in 2008) she collaborated with pianist Oliver Kern in sonatas by Franck, Saint-Sa√ęns and Debussy. Another CD (with guitarist Otto Tolonen) was released 2011 by Classic Concert Music Group, Salzburg as well as a live concert video (USB), Tango Intimamente with tango arrangements for violin and harp¬†together with¬†Floraleda Sacchi (Amadeus Arte 2019). A premiere recording with music for violin and orchestra by a.o. George de Godzinsky was released in 2021 by Naxos.

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