Linda Dahl Laursen
Linda Dahl Laursen was born in the west of Jutland in 1981, and here she received her first musical training.
In 1999, 17 years old, she began her professional pianistic education at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Århus under the guidance of docent Aino Gliemann. (1999-2003). Thereafter studies in Malmoe, Sweden with prof. Hans Pålsson, (2003-2007) (master and postgraduate) and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, with Niklas Sivelöv and Jens Elverkjær (2010-2013) (postgraduate) followed. During the spring 2012 she was granted a scholarship at the Danish Institute of Rome to study with Konstantin Bogino.
She has furthermore been attending a numerous master classes with teachers as: Kevin Kenner, Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Per Tengstrand, Tove Lønskov ect.
Linda has received many awards and scholarships during the Years:
She has won 1st price at the Danish Steinway Festival in 1999, the Talent Price of the Year in the talent competition of DR-midt/vest (the regional broadcast of Danish national radio) in 1999.
She won the Yamaha YMFE Award in 2005, and then the prestegious Ljunggrenska Tävlingen (The Ljunggrenska Competition for Young Musicians) in Göteborg in 2005.
And she was awarded 1st price in the Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien (The Royal Music Academy) scholarship competition for Pianists in both 2004 and 2005. And received the Otto Goldschmidt Scholarship for accompanists 2009 including a 2 months long Tour from coast to coast across the USA and all over Sweden together with the 2009 years Jenny Lind scholar of Sweden.
Linda has for many years been a very active concert pianist both solo, and as an accompanist and chamber musician. She has played several series of concerts for “Musik i Syd”, Sweden, both as a soloist and with her piano trio “Trio Copenhagen”. Among other concerts to be mentioned, she was the season of 2010/11 invited to play a Beethoven recital in the Royal Concert Hall in Stockholm, and to perform as a soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra on a tour in Sweden. She has also performed as a soloist with several other orchestras, among others Malmö Symphony orchestra, in piano concertos of W.A.Mozart, L.van Beethoven, and P. Tschaikowsky, and worked with conductors such as Patrik Andersson, Simon Phipps, Takuo Yuasa, and André de Ridder.
Linda has since the autumn 2013 been associated accompanist for the singing department at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen.
In October 2017 she won the Copenhagen international Lied-Duo Competition together with the swedish soprano Agnes Wästfelt. And most recently in June 2018 she was awarded the “Poul Hestbecks Scholarship” from the Danish Soloist Society for her achievements as an accompanist.