Livestream with Michael Mc.Glynn, Isaac S. Cates and Linda Lampenius

The livestream last night gave us all much to ponder. The situation in the USA 😢 Gospel. Feelings and colours in music. Soloists vs ensemble musicians. What’s an artists mission actually? We should always serve the composer, the audience and the music. It was amazing listening to Isaac 🙌 Thank you Michael and Isaac!!! ❤️❤️ •

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@anunaofficial @isaac_cates #anuna #lindalampenius #violinist #singer #choir #gospel #ireland #usa #sweden

Documentary and autobiography

I filmed my life almost daily with a digital video camera between 1997 and 2006. I’ve carried those tapes (hundreds) with me from country to country. My parents had also filmed me when I was a child. Now these tapes will be useful in the making of a documentary about my life.

#documentary #videotapes #digital #violinist #concert #classicalmusic #folkegräsbeck #timokoskinen #pianist #bjornborg #fashionshow @nordiskakompaniet @baywatch_tv @davidhasselhoff @therealdavidchokachi @playboy #playboymansion #monza @ferrari @f1 #formula1 #asia #playboyjazzfestival #taiwan #korea #fashionshoot #magazinecover #book #autobiography #lindalampenius #lindabrava

Bonnier Strawberry Bonnier

Bonnier Strawberry Bonnier

Bonnier…Strawberry…Bonnier… Jag följer dig till världens ände 😉👍
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Repost @anderssjoqvist ・・・
Strawberry Förlag blir en del av Bonnier Books. Nya tider – nya utmaningar! Är väldigt glad att vi fortsätter på vår utstakade väg med våra fantastiska författare! 🍓#strawberryförlag @strawberryforlag

Massenet Thais Meditation by Linda Lampenius and Love Derwinger

Performing Massenet’s Thais Meditation (the ”second” part) in the City Hall in Stockholm with Love Derwinger. (Sorry about the poor sound quality on that mobile phone)

#stadshuset #stadshusetstockholm #stockholm #cityhall #cityhallstockholm #concert #performance #meditation #massenet #violin #piano #violinist #pianist #muic #lovederwinger #lindalampenius #classicalmusic

Heimo Haitto and Seppo Heikinheimo

This letter from Heimo and Eva Haitto means the world to me. Heimo Haitto is by far the most brilliant and talented Finnish violinist ever! He was called ”Finland’s Jascha Heifetz”. Heimo and Eva wrote this letter to me in 1997 when I had started playing some pop-music along my real career/passion (classical violinist) and some Finnish people couldn’t handle that. Heimo and Eva told me that they supported me and they thought it was great that I kept my pop-songs separate from my classical music. That way I could show both my ”trump cards”, classical violinist / pop artist (according to them)

I feel very honoured 🙏❤️ I also got grate feedback (re me as a classical violinist) from Finland’s toughest critic of classical concerts/artists, Seppo Heikinheimo. He invited me for lunch at Lehtovaara 3 months before he died and told me how good he tought I was. He adviced me to stay exactly the person I was and told me not to ever leave my classical career. In my book (will be released next year) I will tell the whole story…

And to you Finns who attacked and criticized me back in the days:

I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK!! #violinist #violin #legend #heimohaitto #sibelius #violinconcerto #paganini #finlandsjaschaheifetz #classicalmusic #music #musician #magical #critic #seppoheikinheimo @bokforlagetforum #lindalampenius

Julkonsert i Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka

Snart är det Jul 🎄❤️ Längtar… Här ”Panis Angelicus” med världens bästa baryton @gabrielsuovanen, harpist #delphineconstantinreznik och kvartett ur Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Inspelat under min julkonsert ”Årets bästa Julkonsert” i Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka

#hedvigeleonorakyrka #jul #julkonsert #julmusik #christmas #concert #panisangelicus, #singer #harp #violin #baryton #opera #violinist #stringquartet @kungligafilharmonikerna #lindalampenius

Saara Aalto and Linda Lampenius

I play the violin parts on 4 tracks on Saara Aalto’s album ”Enkeleitä – Angels”. Saara truly sings like an angel 👼🏻💕🎶 Here’s ”Walking in the Air”

@saaraaalto #saaraaalto #finnishsinger #finland #suomi #angels #enkeleitä #walkingintheair #singer #xfactor #xfactoruk #violin #violinist #lindalampenius #lindabrava #spotify

Kalle Moraeus, Linda Lampenius, Alexander Rybak och Gladys del Pilar

Musik ska’ byggas utav glädje 🎶😃💕 Härligt minne från Allsång på Skansen

@kalle_moraeus ❤️ @rybakofficial ❤️ @gladysdelpilar @manszelmerlow ❤️ @allsang ❤️

#allsångpåskansen #alexanderrybak #gladysdelpilar @alexanderrybaknews #underbart #glädje #musik #joy #kallemoraeus #lindalampenius #music #violinist #violin #singer #artist #svt1 #svt #tv #sweden #norway #norge #finland

Hugh Hefner and Gene Simmons talking about Linda Lampenius Brava

😍 Hef talking about me at the Playboy Mansion (the launch of my Playboy issue) and Gene Simmons telling the reporter that KISS wanted me to open for their concert in Finland, but I was already booked for another performance.

Those were great times in LA and especially at the Mansion!!! Thanx Hef! ❤️🙏❤️

THANK YOU Alison Reynolds for introducing me to Hef!!!! ❤️🙏❤️ Without you nothing of this would have happened.

New classical piano trio

New classical piano trio

I’m truly happy and proud to announce that I’m now part of a new piano trio.

Pianist Laura Mikkola:

Finnish pianist Laura Mikkola has studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

Ms Mikkola has been the recipient of many awards, among them the second prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition of Brussels (1995), the first prize in the International Unisa Transnet Piano Competition in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, the first prize in the Maj Lind Competition in Helsinki (1992), and the first prize in the International M. Ravel Piano Competition in France (1988). Ms Mikkola has been a soloist with Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of St Petersbourg (Kirov), Wiener Kammerorkester, The Residentie Orkest, among others.

She has had recitals all over Europe, in Japan, the USA, South Africa, Columbia and Chile. She has been invited to the Festival International de Colmar, the 14th Festival de Música de Canarias, the Helsinki Festival, the Glories of the Keyboard in England, Yokohama International Piano Concert Festival and many others.

She has been performing with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leif Segerstam, Osmo Vänskä, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Sergiu Comissiona.

Ms Mikkola’s Suntory Hall début took place in 1995, Carnegie Hall début (at Weill Recital Hall) in 1996 and the Hollywood Bowl début with Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen and the L.A. Philharmonic in 1997.

Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso:

Perttu Kivilaakso is the solo celllist in the world-renowned group Apocalyptica. Like fellow band members Eicca Toppinen and Paavo Lötjönen, he attended Sibelius Academy

Kivilaakso has received many prizes and awards during his life as a classical cellist. Among them is winning third place in the world-renowned second International Paulo Cello Competition in 1996 at age 18. Shortly after, he attained a lifetime chair in the Helsinki Philharmonic orchestra.

Kivilaakso has also composed music for the video game Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, a few documentary films, as well as many original compositions for Apocalyptica, including ”Conclusion, ”Farewell” and ”Beautiful”. His first opera, that he composed with his Apocalyptica bandmate Eicca Toppinen, was premiered at the Finnish National Opera on 22 January 2016. The opera, entitled ”Indigo,” tells ”a story of an omnipotent, multinational company and a search for happiness”.

Kivilaakso is an opera buff, which began while attending performances as a very young child at the annual Savonlinna Opera Festival. His father would play in the orchestra, and young Kivilaakso was entranced by both the music and the performances. Kivilaakso was three when he first asked his mother what he had to do to get onstage. He has a huge collection of opera recordings, including many rare and hard-to-find ones. His favourite composer is Italian Giuseppe Verdi, and his favourite opera is Il Trovatore.

Violinist Linda Lampenius:

Lampenius began studying the violin at the age of five, under the guidance of Géza Szilvay, the developer of the Colourstrings method. Brava’s career then began as a member and soloist of the Helsinki Strings at the age of seven.

Throughout her childhood Lampenius toured all around the world with the Helsinki Strings, giving concerts in London, New York City, Tokyo, et cetera. As a child violinist, she also appeared on Finnish TV numerous times as part of the artistic-educational TV series Minifiddlers in Musicland on YLE TV.

In fairly rapid succession Lampenius was awarded a scholarship by the Swedish Cultural Foundation for being such a promising young violinist, became Concertmistress of the Helsinki Strings, and performed as a soloist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Finland at the age of 11.

Lampenius has performed chamber music all around Europe, Asia, and the USA, working with various pianists, including Timo Koskinen, Folke Gräsbeck, Laura Mikkola, Carina E. Nilsson, Linn Hendry, and John Lenehan. Lampenius has also made many solo orchestral appearances. In addition to Finnish and Swedish city orchestras, she has played with La Scala Opera Orchestra and toured with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lampenius was invited personally by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber to perform as the soloist in ”Metal Philharmonic” at Sydmonton Festival in England.

Lampenius has also appeared as a soloist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. In addition to head lining music festivals with José Carreras and Kevin Kenner, Lampenius has also toured with Paul Potts and performed with Andrea Griminelli.

In addition to Sweden Lampenius has continued performing internationally as well. Some of her special appearances have included performances for the NATO troops in Kosovo, the Rhapsody in Rock show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and violin concerts in Astana, Kazakhstan, Irkutsk, Siberia, and the Cannes Film Festival in South of France.

In 2010 Lampenius performed in the last concert of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Concert Series, playing works by Turlough Carolan, Michael William Balfe, and Michael McGlynn. She also appeared as a soloist of the Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra in the grand finale concert of the 40th Annual Royal Palace Music Festival at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. In 2011 Lampenius toured as a soloist of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna.

With her 1781 Gagliano violin Lampenius has performed for many heads of state and royals, including the President of Finland, Prince of Monaco, and the Royal Family of Sweden. Lampenius has also played for various European and American politicians, including the United States Secretary of Defense William Perry.

Jukeboxen i P4

Jukeboxen i P4

Ikväll är jag värd för radioprogrammet JUKEBOXEN kl 20:00 i P4!

📀🎵💃😂🎻💕 Min gäst är underbara Sonja Aldén! 🌸💕💋 Önskar er alla en underbar helg! 😃🌸 @jukeboxenip4 @sverigesradiop4 #radio #music #host #violinist #lindalampenius @sonjaalden #singer #composer #producent @stefsund @daniel_hogberg #ljud #tekniker

Vote for Saara Aalto in the Eurovision Song Contest

Yesterday we filmed a preview show re the ESC. I was a panel member in the program. Saara happened to be in the studio building at the same time.

Here’s what I wrote about Saara in a previous blog text, April 11, 2011:

Hi! This girl should represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest!

Hej på er! Läste precis artikeln ”Harakiri är en lämplig utväg” i Aftonbladet, där finska bidraget sågades. Tyvärr, som finländare, måste jag hålla med. Jag uppträdde som mellanakt på finska Mello finalen. Jag trodde inte mina öron när vinnaren utropades. Hur i all världen tänkte finländarna??? Aalto blev tvåa. Hon var en överlägsen vinnare i min värld. Saara hade gjort en låt som var internationell. Hennes framträdande övertygade också. Hur kunde finnarna göra bort sig och inte rösta på denna tjej? Här kommer bidraget! Vad tycker ni?

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Kram, Linda

And I’ve written one more thing:

Saara Aalto is an incredible Finnish singer. Year 2011 she came 2nd in the Finnish Eurovision song contest. I then wrote about it in my blog. I said it was a big mistake by the Finns, not to send her to the international Eurovision Song Contest. But many Finns thought ”Who do you think you are Saara, singing in English?!” Well, I thought that was a great thing and the only way to make it outside Finland.

Saara then asked me if I wanted to play on some tracks on her Christmas album. Of course I wanted that. I recorded my parts here in Stockholm.

2016 decided to compete in the Brittish X Factor. She came 2nd!!! Suddenly after that Finns started saying ”Our Saara” ”She’s so good”

2018 she will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 👍👍

Here is one track from that Christmas album I played on:

Pertti Pasanen var ”mannen bakom Linda Lampenius karriär i underhållningsbranschen”

Går igenom allt i detalj om mitt liv, för boken jag skriver just nu. Över 1000 artiklar om mitt liv / min karriär, en massa fax, alla kontrakt jag skrivit på, brev, stipendier och givetvis mina dagböcker. Har levt två liv… ett ofattbart och framgångsrikt liv i sus och dus och ett annat i mörkret med min ”ätstörningsdemon”. Wille Wilenius kommentarer i inlägget är ur hans intervjuer med @hufvudstadsbladet och @seura_lehti i april och augusti 1997. Wille var nämligen INTE den som tog fram mig inom underhållningsbranschen. Det var Pertti Pasanen och Tom Merilahti gjorde mig till Björn Borgs modell i Finland och Sverige. Tom var dessutom min manager aug 1996 – jan 1997. Tusen tack till bortgångne och käre Pertti och intelligenta Tom för allt ni gjorde för mig!!! 🙏🙏 Tyvärr har ”någon annan” tagit äran för det ni gjorde… Förresten, min ”popmusikimage” skapades av Marica Rosengård och Maria Eklöf när de gjorde om mig till en ”Pamela Anderson look – a – like” för Me Naiset. Puss på er! 💕 @rosengard ❤️ Tack även till AudioVox, som gav mig kontraktet i september 1996 och gav ut min popskiva i april 1997 och Tia Korhonen på Auraviihde som bokade alla mina företagsjobb i Finland!! 🙏 🙏 💕Andrew Lloyd Webber kontaktade mig och mitt amerikanska managementbolag, när jag hade flyttat till USA. Fortsättning följer… 🎻😃 @apulehti #lindalampenius @lindalampenius #violinist #career #media #perttipasanen #spede @tommerilahti #magazine #paper @menaiset

Isprinsessa och Näckrosflicka på Astra Tech fest i Göteborg


Igår var jag isprinsessa och näckrosflicka när jag uppträdde för Astra Tech i Göteborg.
Väldigt udda jobb måste jag säga. Har inte varit med om liknande som violinist innan…

Hannah Holgersson, Janne Åström, Timo Lattu och Rigmor Gustafsson uppträdde också på tillställningen.