New York City (New York, USA), 1957

Composer Linda Catlin Smith grew up in New York City and lives in Toronto. Her teachers include Allen Shawn in NY, and Rudolf Komorous, Martin Bartlett, John Celona, Michael Longton and Jo Kondo at the University of Victoria. She was Artistic Director of Arraymusic, one of Toronto’s major contemporary music ensembles in Toronto, from 1988 — 1993. She is a composition instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Her works have been performed nationally and/or internationally by Arraymusic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Windsor Symphony, Tapestry New Opera, Vancouver New Music, Turning Point Ensemble, SMCQ, Duke Trio, Colin Tilney, Eve Egoyan, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Les Coucous Bénévoles, Fibonacci Trio, Quatuor Bozzini, SuperNova Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, and the Penderecki Quartet among many others. She has been supported in her endeavours by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Chalmers Foundation, K.M. Hunter Award, and the Banff Centre.

Linda’s music has been recorded by Eve Egoyan, Arraymusic, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Penderecki Quartet, Continuum, Les Coucous Benevoles and on her solo CD, Memory Forms. A new CD of Ballad, a 45-minute work for cello and piano (performed by Andy Smith and Eve Egoyan), has just been released on the World Editions label.