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Linda Leine

Linda Leine was born in 1988 in Riga, Latvia. From 1996 to 2008, she studied piano at the Riga State Music School with Ilze Treija and then continued her studies at Latvian Academy of Music in the class of Arnis Zandmanis.

 

Between 2010 and 2012, Linda studied solo piano with Lilya Zilberstein at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany. 

Between 2013 and 2015 she studied under the tutelage of Konrad Elser at the Lübeck Academy of Music.

Beginning in 2016, Linda began her second Master of Music studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock with Hans-Peter Stenzl and Volker Stenzl.

 

Linda has participated in master classes led by Igor Lazko, Mihail Voskresensky, Ronan O'Hora, Philip Moll, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Rudolf Jansen, Akiko Ebi, Ewa Kupiec, Bernd Goetzke, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl, Duo Genova and Dimitrov.

 

Her competitive achievements include first prize at the Concours Musical de France and second prize at the Concours International de Piano Nikolaï Rubinstein in Paris. In 2011, she won first prize in the Maritim Musikwoche competition in Germany. That same year, she was invited to take part in the Schwetzinger SWR Festival. In 2012, she received the second prize at the Elise Meyer Stiftung contest in Hamburg. She has also received prestigious grants and scholarships, such as the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung (2013).

 

In 2014, Linda won second prize at the Possehl Competition in Lubeck, Germany and in 2015, she won the third prize at the Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition in Graz, Austria. Later that year she also won the Steinway Forderpreis in Hamburg, and second prize at the International Piano Duo Competition in Rome, Italy.

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