Linda Leimane

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The key words to Linda Leimane's music are motion and gesture. It is characterized by a high density and brutality combined with subtly varied color-palette, generally in the symphonic and electronic works.

In 2014 she was commissioned to write a chamber symphony for Sinfonietta Rīga. In parallel, she writes for soloists and ensembles as well as develops experimental acoustic, electronic and electro-acoustic music projects, some of them in collaboration with the textgroup Orbita. She has expanded her knowledge in varied international young composer master classes in Mazsalaca, Latvia, as well as ISA master classes in Austria with Yann Robin in 2014. She was awarded first prize at the Pēteris Vasks composition competition in 2012 and 2014, third prize at the Arena festival composition competition. She received the Tālivaldis Ķeniņš award in 2013. Her symphonic work Panel 5 was included on Latvian Radio 3 Klasika as one of the top ten entries in the new composition category (2013). Her music has been performed in Latvia, France and Austria.

Linda Leimane was born 1989 in Dobele, Latvia. She studied composition with Tamāra Kalna and Andris Dzenītis at the Jāzeps Mediņš Riga College of Music and composition and electro-acoustic music with Rolands Kronlaks at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. As part of the Erasmus exchange programme, she studied composition and electro-acoustic music in France at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon with Michele Tadini, François Roux and Robert Pascal.

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