“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American Record Guide of flutist Linda Chatterton. A Minneapolis-based artist, Linda has performed with numerous groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, and she tours regularly as a duo performer with harp, guitar and piano. As a concerto soloist, highlights include many performances of traditional and contemporary repertoire in the US and Europe. She has served as a US State Department Arts Ambassador overseas.
Linda has commissioned, recorded and premiered dozens of new works. She recently gave the world premiere of Chen Yi’s “Southern Scenes” flute and pipa concerto with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, conductor JoAnn Falletta and pipa player Gao Hong, as well as the world premiere of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer’s work for flute and guitar quartet, with the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, in St. Paul. She and guitarist Maja Radovanlija will be premiering a major new work written for them by Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad, through a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning grant, as part of a larger “Música de las Américas” concert project.
Linda is a Powell Flute Artist and highly regarded for her master classes; she has a private flute studio and teaches intermediate through professional players. In a related realm, she often can be heard giving her “It Sounded Better at Home!” workshop based on her extensive work on the psychology of optimum performance.
Linda has recorded on the CBS Masterworks, Innova, and Gothic labels, and has also independently released seven compact disc recordings. Her most recent recording, “Songs and Dances for Solo Flute,” was released in September of 2019.
She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, studying with Julia Bogorad, and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd.