Linda Dahl Laursen


Linda Dahl Laursen

Linda Dahl Laursen is one of the most progressing pianists in her generation in Denmark as well as Sweden. Not only has she drawn attention to her self at various concerts, she has also won or had top rankings in almost every competition she has participated in. She won 1st price at the Danish Steinway Festival in 1999. She won 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. She won 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 2004 and 2005. Furthermore, she has received several scholarships, among others: The Order of Odd Fellows Grant, the Martha Stuhres Pianist Award, and the Bendix Foundation Talent Award.

She is educated at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, and at The Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden. She was awarded the title of Master of Fine Arts Degree in the autumn of 2005, and in the autumn of 2007 she ended her education at the soloist class in Malmö. She has studied with the following teachers: Docent Thomas Tronhjem, Docent Aino Gliemann, Professor Hans Pålsson, and Romuald Sztern. She has also participated in many Master Classes with among others Per Tengstrand, Konstantin Bogino, Kevin Kenner, and Eugene Indjic.

Linda Dahl Laursen is active as both soloist and chamber musician. She has played at concerts in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Poland, and performed as a soloist with several orchestras, such as Malmö Symfoniorkester, in piano concerts of W.A.Mozart, L.van Beethoven, and P. Tjaikovskij. She has worked with conductors like Patrik Andersson, Simon Phipps, Takuo Yuasa, and André de Ridder. She has also produced several recordings with both Danish and Swedish Radio, P2 (the classical channels).

Since the spring of 2007, Linda has been active in the piano trio Trio Couleur, with the violinist Signe Ane Andersen and the cellist Elen Lura Haakensen. In the summer of 2007, the trio was awarded with the Kees Wiebenga Price of the year at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland.