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Linda Leine


Linda Leine is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist throughout Europe. She has played for recordings by Latvian Radio, NDR, WDR, SWR and BR. The pianist was a scholarship holder of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S., the Ad Infinitum Foundation and the Claussen-Simon Foundation. In addition to her competition successes as a soloist - she won the Steinway Förderpreis, among others - she was awarded 3rd prize in the Lied Duo category as a Lied accompanist in the competition “Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity”. Linda Leine dedicates herself to an extensive classical repertoire, but also to contemporary music and has already performed in numerous renowned concert halls and festivals in Europe. She is passionate about the interplay of different arts and explores music with dance and film in her projects. Together with the clarinettist Anna Gāgane and the cellist Kristaps Bergs as Trio Fabel. She first studied at the Emīls Dārziņš Music Highschool in Riga with Ilze Treija, then at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with Prof. Arnis Zandmanis. She continued her studies in Germany with Prof. Lilya Zilberstein and Prof. Burkhard Kehring at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She then studied with Prof. Konrad Elser in the master’s programme in solo piano at the Lübeck Academy of Music. Linda Leine has also studied piano duo with Daria Marshinina at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre in the class of Prof. Hans-Peters and Volker Stenzl, where she completed her master’s degree and concert exam with high distinction.