Linda Laderach

Professor Emeritus of Music
Violin; Baroque violin; viola; Beethoven piano and violin sonatas

Linda Laderach combines a performing career on both Baroque and modern violin with her teaching career at Mount Holyoke.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Laderach performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. She won concerto competitions and performed the Barber Violin Concerto at Indiana University, where she was a student of Urico Rossi and Josef Gingold, and the Brahms Violin Concerto at Ohio University, where she was a student of Howard Beebe. Laderach studied chamber music with Janos Starker, William Primrose, Albert Lazan, Fritz Magg, and Leighton Conkling. She also attended and performed at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Aspen Music Festival, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and the University of Michigan in a weeklong master class with Henryk Szeryng.

Laderach has played many solo as well as chamber music concerts at Mount Holyoke and in the Five College area. Since 1989, she has toured the United States, Europe, and Asia with colleague Larry Schipull; their CD of Beethoven sonatas on the Folger Library Bard label is available online. Laderach and Schipull also worked on an interactive CD-ROM program on historically informed performance.

Laderach has taught in the Toledo Public Schools, at Bowling Green State University Extension Division, the Eastern Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and as a sabbatical replacement at Smith College and Ohio University.

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