Linda Leine is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and lied accompanist who has garnered success throughout Europe. She has performed for recordings of the Latvian Radio, NDR, WDR, SWR, and BR.
As a pianist, she has been a recipient of scholarships from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation FVS, the AD Infinitum Foundation, and the Claussen-Simon Foundation. In addition to her achievements as a soloist, including winning the Steinway Förderpreis, she was awarded the 3rd prize in the Liedduo category at the "Franz Schubert and the Music of the Modern" competition. In 2016, she took the top prize at the 9th International Competition for "Verfemte Musik".
Together with soprano Pia Davila, Linda Leine is planning several projects for the 2022/23 season. In September 2022, the two musicians released the album "Irgendwo auf der Welt," featuring humorous songs by persecuted composers.
With clarinetist Anna Gāgane and cellist Kristaps Bergs, she founded the Trio Fabel, which often collaborates with young composers and performs their works. As a soloist, Linda Leine is also dedicated to contemporary and modern music, in addition to a wide-ranging classical repertoire. She is passionate about the interplay of different art forms and explores musical projects with dance and film. In 2022, she recorded the double album "Seasons" with works by Latvian composer Georgs Pelēcis for the label SKANI, in order to introduce the music of her homeland to a wider audience.
For a long time, Linda Leine played together with pianist Daria Marshinina as a piano duo. Their extensive concert engagements brought them to prestigious concert halls such as the Konzerthaus Berlin and to festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, as well as to many other stages across Europe. They gathered musical inspiration from the piano duo Olha Chipak and Oleksiy Kushnir, as well as from Prof. Andreas Groethuysen, Prof. Jacques Rouvier, and Sir András Schiff. Their debut CD "Schubert-Strawinsky-Vasks" earned the piano duo a nomination for the OPUS KLASSIK 2019 award. With their innovative piano programs, which also incorporate their Russian and Latvian roots, they have performed in Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia, and the United States. Sir András Schiff invited the duo Leine-Marshinina to collaborate as part of the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.
Linda Leine first received her training at the Riga Emila Darzina Music School with Ilze Treija and then studied at the Latvian Jazeps Vitols Music Academy with Prof. Arnis Zandmanis. She continued her studies in Germany, initially with Prof. Lilya Zilberstein and Prof. Burkhard Kehring at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. She then studied with Prof. Konrad Elser in the Master's program in solo piano at the Lübeck University of Music. Since October 2015, Linda Leine has studied piano duo with her piano duo partner Daria Marshinina at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre in the class of Prof. Stenzl. She completed her Master's degree and Concert Exam with high distinction.