Finnish violinist Linda Hedlund presents a concert that includes performances of Beethoven’s Trio in E-flat major, Op. 3 for violin, viola, and cello, César Franck’s Sonata for violin and piano in A-major, Jean Sibelius’ Mazurka, Op. 81, No. 1 and Romance, Op. 78, No. 2, Armas Järnefelt’s Bereceuse, and Oskar Merikanto’s Valse Lente. Ms. Hedlund will be accompanied by pianist and composer Andy Feldbau and The Abedian String Trio.
Linda Hedlund began playing the violin at the age of five. She received a scholarship to study at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Sergei Kravtchenko (1995-1996) and continued her studies at the University for Music and performing Arts in Vienna with Rainer Küchl. She also studied in Berlin (Hochschule der Künste) with Uwe-Martin Haiberg (2001) and has participated at master classes with Mi-Kyung Lee, Endre Wolf, Mikhail Kopelman (Borodin Quartet), Günther Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet), Nachum Erlich, Yair Kless, and Schlomo Mintz. She also studied chamber music in Vienna with Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) for several years. Hedlund graduated from Vienna’s University of Music and performing Arts in 2002 (Master of Arts) and holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Sibelius Academy (Finland), where she also has been working as university assistant.
Hedlund has performed successfully as soloist and chamber musician at many prestigious festivals including the Helsinki Festival (Finland), Musica Nova (Helsinki), Grafenegg Festival (Austria), Honart Festival (Konzerthaus Wien). In this season she will perform in the U.S. in Weill Recital Hall, New York and Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago.
In June 2008 the Finnish company Fuga released her debut album with the sonatas by Franck, Saint-Saëns, and Debussy performed together with German pianist professor Oliver Kern. Other recordings include works for violin and guitar released by Classic Concert Music Group, Austria 2011. In addition to her career as a performing artist, Hedlund will also continue her academic career, this season at University of Hawai’i (2011) as visiting scholar in chamber music coaching.
Young rising star pianist and composer Andy Feldbau has been an active figure in the music world, performing concertos as orchestral soloist among others with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, The Israeli Sinfonietta, and with the Ashdod Symphony. He has given solo recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Ford Theatre, London’s Steinway Hall, The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall, Tel Aviv Museum, and Jerusalem Theatre, as well as playing live broadcasts on WQXR in New York and on Israel Radio.
Mr. Feldbau has composed many pieces for piano, most of which he has performed and recorded. He has also created pieces for choir and piano, various solo instruments, chamber music, orchestrations, and numerous solo piano virtuoso arrangements for Broadway and Disney songs.
Mr. Feldbau recently received his Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Mr. Julian Martin, and currently studies with Mrs. Pavlina Dokovska. In 2008 he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University as a student of Prof. Emanuel Krasovsky. Mr. Feldbau is a native of Israel and presently resides in New York.
The Abedian String Trio was founded in Vienna and had it first performance at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, 2008/March. Linda Hedlund (violin), Taha Abedian (violist), and Matthias Gredler (cello) are outstanding international artists who perform as soloists and chamber musicians around the globe. The trio interprets works by classical and contemporary composers and will make its Carnegie Hall debut November 22, 2011, in Weill Recital hall, presented by AIM (Artists International Management NYC)..