Linda Skride-Zondervan

Linda Skride Zondervan was born in Riga in the family of musicians. At the age of 5, she starts studying violin at Riga 1st Children's Music School. After graduating from the music school, she continues her studies at the Emīls Dārziņš Music High School with Ludmila Girska. In the last years of school, Linda gets to know and love the sound of the viola and graduates viola class of Professor Ināra Brīnuma. She continues studies at the Rostock Academy of Music and Theater with Professor Felix Schwartz. From 2002 till 2004 she was a member of Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Linda has participated in master classes with Nobuko Imai and Andra Dārziņš. Linda also enjoys playing chamber music, both with her sisters Baiba (violin) and Lauma (piano), and other ensembles. In 2005 she became the viola solo at Noord Nederlands Orkest. In 2011, Linda moves to Sweden, where she becomes a musician at the Malmö Symfony Orkester. She also plays with the Malmö Opera orkester and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Since 2018, Linda has been living in the Netherlands again and working in several orchestras, such as the Het Residentie Orkest and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. In autumn 2020, Linda decides to return to Latvia and joins viola group of the Sinfonietta Riga. Linda enjoys spending her free time with family and children, going on boat trips, travelling, reading or enjoying a good movie.

W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
F. Mendellsohn - Symphony No. 3
Linda Leimane - Guesstimations
R. Strauss - Oboe Concerto
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