Born in Finland in 1985, Linda Bärlund has been performing as a soloist since the age of 12 and has appeared in several festivals in Europe, the United States and Asia. Her concerts have been broadcast by Finnish National Radio, BBC Radio 3, as well as on American television channels such as CNN and NBC.
She has won numerous international awards, including First Prizes at the 11th Kuopio Violin Competition and the Turnbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists in England. She has also received awards from several foundations. After a few years at the Porvoo Institute of Music and the Sibelius Academy, both in Finland, Linda Bärlund studied at the Juilliard School in New York with Lewis Kaplan and then at the Guildhall School of Music, where she obtained a Master's degree with distinction (class of David Takeno). She took master classes with Ivry Gitlis, Ferenc Rados, Zachar Bron, Mihaela Martin, Pamela Frank, Joseph Silverstein, Gotō Midori, György Pauk and Zvi Zeitlin. She studied chamber music with the Takács, Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Mihaela Martin, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai, Tim Hugh, Gerard Wyss and Boris Brovtsyn.
Linda Bärlund joined the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in September 2009.