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Linda Schroeder



Biography

Born into a family of musicians, violinist Linda Schroeder first discovered her passion for chamber music as a member of her family's string quartet and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from The Juilliard School. Ms. Schroeder credits her teachers Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee, as well as James Conlon, Alexander Schneider, and Alan Harris for having the greatest influences on her musical career. In addition to maintaining a teaching studio, Ms. Schroeder was chosen as a teaching fellow assistant at the Juilliard Prep division and the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music. Before joining the National Symphony Orchestra in 1978, Ms. Schroeder was a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and participated in the Spoleto Festival in Italy. She has also served as first violinist with the Cameron String Quartet. A founding member of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, in 1998 she appeared as soloist with that group in performances of the Mozart Concerto in D. Recent career highlights include appearances at the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in Plano, Texas, where the National Symphony Orchestra was in residence at the 1995 Festival.
Linda Schroeder