CONCERT: WOMEN: UNHEARD OF
Women have always composed music, but they have not been heard.
"Women, unheard of" is pianist Michala Linn's attempt to write women into the music history and give them the recognition they deserve.
Michala started her musical education in Vejen Music School at the age of 5. This was on her own initiative after hearing Beethovens Moonlight Sonata on a compilation cd at home. The piano soon became a life companion for the young girl, who continued to study piano throughout her childhood and joined the Department for Talented Musicians in 2008.
In 2011, Michala was accepted at MGK in Copenhagen, where she met her mentor, concert pianist and pedagogue, John Damgaard. She went on to study with Damgaard and concert pianist Christina Bjørkøe at
The Danish National Academy of Music in 2014.
Apart from her involvement in various chamber music groups, Michala primarily worked with piano sonatas and piano concerts during her studies. Her interpretation of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto won her a price concert with musicians from Odense Symphony Orchestra at the academy’s soloist competition in 2017. Michala also participated in masterclasses with acclaimed pianists such as Eugene Indjic, Yun-Ling Hsu and Lars Mortensen.
She now studies with Clara Schumann expert and professor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Lucy Parham, as part of her project to promote female composers.