Linda Finnie, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Edward Downes
Biographie Linda Finnie, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Edward Downes
was born in Scotland and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music. Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Award in Great Britain, she also won the Kathleen Ferrier Prize in the ’s-Hertogenbosch International Competition.
She has sung with all the major British opera companies and performed at venues in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, in Tokyo and Singapore, and at the Bayreuth Festival over five seasons, in roles such as Eboli (Don Carlos), Amneris (Aida), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) and Waltraute (Götterdämmerung). As a concert artist she has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Linda Finnie’s recordings on Chandos include works by Bliss, Diepenbrock and Respighi, as well as song cycles by Mahler, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and The Light of Life, and Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible (winner of the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis).