Linda Dallimore is an emerging composer and flutist hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. Her works explore texture, colour, and often draw inspiration from the environment and related social issues such as climate change. 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, Etchings in Auvillar, France, and VIPA in Valencia, Spain. Linda's work has been performed in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain, Croatia and the US, by ensembles and orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the B3:Brouwer Trio and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
Linda views music, as with all art, as a form of social commentary, perspective, and projection of that which cannot be easily expressed in words. Her music strives to evoke, tell a story, conjure emotion, provoke thought and contribute to the social fabric of society.
Linda is currently studying for a Master of Musical Arts in composition at Yale School of Music. She is an alumna of Berklee College of Music, where she studied composition and flute performance. Linda has spent a year living in Valencia, Spain, and another year living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, composing and learning Spanish. She also has a corporate career in delivering products and projects, adjacent to her passion for music. Linda holds Bachelor degrees in arts (psychology) and commerce (management) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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.