Violinist Linda Rosenthal performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia in recitals, as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She is the Artistic Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, an annual festival that features internationally renowned jazz and classical artists, now celebrating its 21st season. She is also Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar for Adults in New York and Professor of Music at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska, where she makes her home.
Over the past decade Ms. Rosenthal has commissioned and premiered more than a dozen works, including pieces for solo violin, electric violin, violin and piano, violin and narrator, and Glacier Blue, a Concerto for Solo Violin and Big Band. Ms. Rosenthal's solo CDs feature the sonatas of Copland, Piston and Porter, favorite violin encores and Fiddle de Bop, a lively collection of Americana music for violin and piano.
In addition to a busy schedule performing solo and chamber music, Ms. Rosenthal also tours Strings & Stories, a dynamic pairing of music and theater for audiences of all ages, which she created and premiered for the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 1995. Since its debut performance, she and Los Angeles actor Bill Blush have performed Strings & Stories for thousands of children in schools, libraries and theaters throughout the United States under the auspices of the Piatigorsky Foundation in New York City.
Ms. Rosenthal plays on a violin made in Turin, Italy in 1772 by J. B. Guadagnini.