Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Linda Dallimore is an emerging composer and flutist with a reputation for creating interesting musical textures and bringing passion and integrity to her work.
As an award winning, commissioned composer, Linda has participated in several festivals across Europe and the US, including the Aspen Music Festival, SICPP at the New England Conservatory, Boston, Etchings in Auvillar, France, and VIPA in Valencia, Spain. Linda's work has been performed in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain, Croatia and the USA, by ensembles and orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the B3:Brouwer Trio in Spain and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble in the USA.
Linda is an alumna of Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), where she studied Composition and Flute Performance. Prior to commencing her Berklee studies, she spent a year living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, composing and learning Spanish. Linda also holds Bachelor degrees in Arts (Psychology) and Commerce (Management) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She had a career in international banking for several years before returning to her passion.
As a flutist, Linda has performed in festivals and for large audiences, including the Monterey Jazz Festival (USA), Manly Jazz Festival (Australia), Symphony Under the Stars (NZ). Linda has experience as a principal Flutist in orchestras, jazz bands, as a session musician and chamber music player, and enjoys playing in many musical genres.
Utilising her commercial experience, Linda is also the Festival Coordinator for VIPA - Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival.
Linda is an active supporter of and contributor to the arts in the communities she participates in, and views music (as with all art) as a form of social commentary, perspective, and projection of that which cannot be easily expressed in words. Linda strives to create music that tells a story, evokes a mood, provokes thought and contributes to the social fabric of society.