life

Violinist +, producer, researcher, violin teacher.

Linda’s artistic interests orbit around long-term collaborations and a multifaceted performance practice that stretches her limitations.

Founding member and artistic co-director of Distractfold Ensemble.
Founding member of CeReNeM‘s research group Mixed Currents.

****
Performer:
Linda performed at festivals such as KLANG (Copenhagen), rainy days (Luxembourg), Kalv Festival (Sweden), International Summer Courses Darmstadt, Le Bruit de la Musique (France), Nordic Music Days, Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik and at Kammer Klang (London) and Outer Ear (ESS Chicago) concert series.

Together with members of Distractfold Ensemble she held residences at Harvard and Stanford Universities.
In recent years, alongside touring internationally to play New Music, she has been closely collaborating with Katherine Young, Pablo Vergara and Sam Salem on developing deeply personal works, as well as recording for Kairos and Another Timbre, and participating in large-scale dance projects (New Movement Collective‘s Casting Traces, Sadler’s Wells/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Sutra, Nagelhus Schia Productions‘ Orbo Novo).

****

Researcher:
In October 2014 she started working towards a PhD in contemporary music performance at the University of Huddersfield researching the topic of interdisciplinary virtuosity.

****

Producer:
Linda is currently one of the curators and organisers of the “Collaborations are more refreshing than new socks” conference-festival in Antwerp in December 2019.
In 2016/17 concert season she was busy co-curating and co-producing the 2017 Cut and Splice Festival in Manchester.
In 2016 she co-curated the ‘Historage‘ album for Internationale Musikinstitut Darmstadt’s 70th anniversary of the Summer Courses.
In 2015 she was one of the organisers of hcmoff – concert of rejects.
2014-2019 Linda acted as Distractfold’s executive director and producer.

****

Teacher:
Linda teaches violin in Chetham’s School of Music and is a violin and viola lecturer at Leeds College of Music.

****

Education:
She was classically trained in her native Poznań with Marcin Baranowski, later in Munich with Christoph Poppen and in Manchester with Jan Repko. Linda owes her initiation to contemporary music to the Lucerne Festival Academy which she attended in 2007-09.