Acclaimed Finnish violinist’s debut show in Bangkok

D&M Music Studio and the Embassy of Finland present pianist Linda Hedlund, making her Bangkok debut, with Eri Nakagawa on violin at the Siam Ratchada auditorium on ground floor of Fortune Town Building, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Dec 12 starting at 7.30pm.

Hedlund started taking violin lessons at the age of five. She received a scholarship to Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where she studied under Prof Sergei Kravtchenko, before moving on to the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She earned a doctorate in violin performance from the Sibelius Academy, where she also worked as an assistant while still a student. Her academic work was supported by the Victoria Foundation and the Swedish Society of Literature in Finland.

Hedlund has performed successfully as a soloist and chamber musician on many occasions including the prestigious Helsinki Festival, Musica Nova, Grafenegg Festival, Honart Festival Konzerthaus Wien and in Carnegie Hall, New York. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Hawaii.

The evening’s programme features Gottfried von Einem’s Sonata Opus 11, Edward Grieg’s Sonata Op 8 F Major, Jean Sibelius’s Mazurka, Jean Sibelius’s Romance, Armas Jarnefelt’s Berceuse, and Oskar Merikanto’s Valse Lente.

Tickets cost 500 and 250 baht at Robinson Piano on 5th floor of Siam Discovery Center (tel 02-658-1080-1).

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