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

www.youtube.com/watch

The livestream last night https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Em-N-nptVyQ&feature=youtu.be 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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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.

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Bonnier Strawberry Bonnier

Bonnier Strawberry Bonnier

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Kärleksfulla kollegor

Saknar de här två UNDERBARA kvinnorna!!! ❤️❤️ De hör till de rätt så få kvinnor som backar upp och stöttar andra kvinnor och inte sticker kniven i ryggen på kollegor och bekanta. Jag förknippar Carina och Sonja med orden vänskap, hjärtlighet, värme, godhet och ärlighet. Jag önskar att fler kvinnor vore som ni: @carinaenilsson och @sonjaalden ❤️❤️🙏🙏 #vänskap #ärlighet #värme #sonjaaldén #carinaenilsson #artist #pianist #sångerska #singer #violinist #lindalampenius

60 SECOND INTERVIEW in Metro Herald

Just found this text when I looked through old emails. I don’t think I ever saw this paper…

60 SECOND INTERVIEW

Linda Lampenius

The multi-talented Finnish violinist first came to prominence in Ireland and the UK after being spotted by Andrew Lloyd Webber on an episode of Eurotrash. Dubbed the ‘Bach babe’, Linda has enjoyed a successful career in music and has also modelled for Bjorn Borg and Playboy. More recently she has hooked up with Irish choral group Anúna. Daragh Reddin

The award-winning Celtic Origins music special you performed with Anúna took the US by storm. As a classical musician working with a traditional Irish group was there any conflict of interests?

I’d never played Irish music before the Celtic Origins tour. I was very flattered when Michael [McGlynn, Anúna founder] asked me to perform with the group. He never tried to interfere with my interpretation of the music we recorded and performed. I think that the reason he chose me and not an Irish violinist was that he thought I added a classical touch to the music we played. My way of playing also suited the choir very well, since I always try to ‘sing’ on my violin instead of ‘playing’.

You were first spotted by Andrew Lloyd Webber on an episode of the rather racy Eurotrash. What was it like working on the show?

When I was asked to appear on Eurotrash I had never actually seen it so I was a little surprised when I saw the finished product. But I’m extremely happy that it caught Andrew Lloyd Webber’s eye – and especially his ear.

What was it like meeting him for the first time?

Fantastic. I felt honoured and privileged to be playing the solo in Metal Philharmonic. He was very pleasant and easy to work with.

You caused something of a furore in the mid-1990s with your wardrobe. Were your surprised by the media frenzy?

There was a great misconception that I performed classical music in bathing suits, when the truth was I only ever dressed that way when walking down a catwalk modelling for Bjorn Borg. I’ve always played music wearing long evening gowns.

Did it annoy you that journalists sometimes seemed more fixated with what you were wearing than with your musical talent?

Not really. What annoyed me was the journalists who didn’t bother to check their facts regarding the way I was dressed and mixed up my fashion shows with my concerts.

You’re dubbed the Bach Babe in the British media. Are you proud of making classical music sexy?

I’m happy if I’ve helped bring classical music to a wider audience but my intention has never been to draw focus away from the music.

You took up the violin at the tender age of five. Being a child prodigy was it difficult coping with media attention in your native Finland?

Because I played only classical music from the age of five to 26 I didn’t have to cope with any negative press during that period. But everything changed when I started doing things considered inappropriate for a serious classical musician – like modelling, acting and playing pop/rock. I find it very odd that classical musicians are supposed to stay in their genre and aren’t ‘allowed’ to have fun with other types of music. We should apply the same rules as we do to acting. If an actor excels at both Shakespeare and musicals, we think he or she is very gifted and versatile.

You appeared in an episode of Baywatch. What was it like working with ‘The Hoff’?

David Hasselhof was a great and kind person. He was always very dedicated to his work and to his children. But from what I’ve read in the media he doesn’t seem to be as happy anymore…

Do you get annoyed by the Vanessa Mae comparisons?

Not at all.

Who is your favourite composer?

I’m a big fan of the romantic composers, especially Brahms, though I can’t say I have a particular favourite. My biggest love is opera.

Tell me about your forthcoming album

It’s an album of Christmas carols, I’m so excited about recording the material that’s been specially arranged for solo violin, string quartet, harp and choir. The actual recording will take place in a wonderful church in the south of Sweden in August.

Linda Lampenius performs with Anúna and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in An Irish Journey Through Time, Jul 30, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace D2, 7.30pm, e9 to e35. Tel: (01) 417 0000. www.nch.ie

Julkonserten Änglaljus i Malmö

Succé i Malmö ⭐️ Tack kära publik!! 🙏💕 Och tack kära kollegor @sonjaalden @carinaenilsson @johnkluge @fre_bor 🙏💕 #succé #success #malmö #utsålt #änglaljus #soldout @palladiummalmo #music #concert #christmas #jul #julkonsert #glädje #kärlek #julstämning #humor #passion Bilder: @ulfstjernbo och @fre_bor #lindalampenius #violinist

SEX UNDERBARA ÅR MED MARTIN

Idag är det exakt 6 år sedan Martin och jag träffades för första gången. Tusen tack till min kära väninna Carina, för att hon var med och fixade den kvällen! 🙂

Vi träffades alltså 8.12.2006,
förlovade oss sommaren 2007,
hösten 2007 var vi tvungna att vara ifrån varandra i över 2 månader, då jag turnerade i 42 städer i USA
gifte oss i mars 2008,
jag blev gravid i maj 2008,
vi köpte villa ihop sommaren 2008,
Olivia föddes i februari 2009,
Martin fick ta största lasset med Olivia i nästan 7 månader (2009-2010), då jag var domare i X Factor i Finland och hela januari 2011, då jag turnerade i Skandinavien som solist med en orkester från Wien,
jag blev gravid igen i april 2011,
i januari 2013 får vi vår andra efterlängtade dotter.

Vi båda älskar och uppskattar vardagslivet hemma mest av allt…

Bilderna publicerades i Svensk DAM tidning julen 2010.

 

 

SEX UNDERBARA ÅR MED MARTIN was originally published on Linda Lampenius Brava

SEX UNDERBARA ÅR MED MARTIN

Idag är det exakt 6 år sedan Martin och jag träffades för första gången. Tusen tack till min kära väninna Carina, för att hon var med och fixade den kvällen! 🙂

Vi träffades alltså 8.12.2006,
förlovade oss sommaren 2007,
hösten 2007 var vi tvungna att vara ifrån varandra i över 2 månader, då jag turnerade i 42 städer i USA
gifte oss i mars 2008,
jag blev gravid i maj 2008,
vi köpte villa ihop sommaren 2008,
Olivia föddes i februari 2009,
Martin fick ta största lasset med Olivia i nästan 7 månader (2009-2010), då jag var domare i X Factor i Finland och hela januari 2011, då jag turnerade i Skandinavien som solist med en orkester från Wien,
jag blev gravid igen i april 2011,
i januari 2013 får vi vår andra efterlängtade dotter.

Vi båda älskar och uppskattar vardagslivet hemma mest av allt…

Bilderna publicerades i Svensk DAM tidning julen 2010.

 

 

Linda Lampenius on YouTube

Playing Monti Czardas with Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra in Helsinki:

Playing Nordic folk music on TV (SVT) with Kalle Moraeus and Alexander Rybak:

Playing Monti Czardas with Roby Lakatos on TV (SVT):

Playing Michael McGlynn’s ”Aisling” with Andreja Mahlir on a PBS Special in Cleveland:

Playing ”The Meeting of the Waters” with Anuna and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin:

Playing pop ballad ”Aquamarine” on Baywatch:

Playing Beethoven Triple Concerto with Gemma Rosefield and Patrik Jablonski:

Hurra, nu har jag lärt mig lägga in videoklipp från Youtube!

Jag har klurat och klurat…Har försökt lägga in videosnuttar så som man gör på de flesta andra bloggarna…men…det har inte funkat så som jag och ett par andra (experter inom området) trott.

Skrev i min blogg om min turné nästan hela januari. Här är ett klipp från en av våra konserter:

Här nedan ser ni mitt uppträdande (som mellanakt) på finska Melodifestivalens final. Jag spelade Elton Johns ”Your Song” med Gentlemen:

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Hoppas ni gillar klippen. Kram,Linda