Linda was born in 1989 in West-Berlin just 5 months before the wall came down. Both of her parents are nurses and very musically and supporting their children´s artistic education and so Linda was able to take violin lessons by the age of six.
In her early years she is already able to gain a lot of experience as an orchestra musician. She gives concerts in Denmark, Sweden, Israel, Argentina and Uruguay. During her teenage years she takes part in several Musical projects such as "Evita", "My Fair Lady" and "Jeckyll & Hyde" at Theater der Altmark in Stendal, Germany.
With jazz guitarist Philipp Wiechert she is founding the Modern Gypsy-Swing Band „Friling“ and the
„HOTrio“ in 2010. Not only does she play the violin in both groups but also starts writing and singing her own songs. At the same time she begins to study classical violin at the University of Music „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar.
Although she always loved playing in an orchestra, Linda is mesmerized by the freedom that jazz music seem to offer her. She takes every chance she gets to hang out with the jazz musicians in Weimar and takes part in several projects and concerts. It doesn´t matter wether she´s playing the violin, singing or wether she´s writing and composing- she is always doing it with honest expression and great creativity coming right from her heart.
Very soon she realizes that writing her own music is becoming a very important part of her work.
She also starts taking singing classes with jazz singer Pascal von Wroblewsky in Berlin.
During the Weimar Years she finds herself seduced by that „mysterious“ thing called jazz. Many times she is willing to give in. Willing to abandon herself to that jazz and to give up the hard classical studies. But due to her obstinacy on the one hand and her sense and sensibility to deal with a variety of influences on the other hand, she manages to hold on to basic necessity.
Despite strong emotions and the traditional opinion that says one can not and must not combine classical music and jazz on a high level at the same time, she continues to augment more and more colors to her musical picture.
The lyrics of the song „What´s With That Jazz“ which she writes with Friling in 2014 perfectly describe her inner conflict. A woman in between: The caring husband, the classical music on the one hand and the thrilling lover, jazz music on the other hand. This song takes part of the studio album „The Mighty Monsieur Moustache“ by Friling and was also released as a music video in 2015.
"My whole live I´ve been such a good girl now I´m bad ´cause he treats me so well. "
"What´s With That Jazz", Lyrics by Linda Gossmann, Music by Friling
Teaching & Songwriting
2015 offers new perspectives for Linda. She is successfully finishing her Bachelor degree at the University of Music „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar and decides to leave her band „Friling“ to discover new and different musical ways.
She works as a violin teacher in Berlin and becomes a tutor of the „Symphonic Music School Orchestra Sachsen-Anhalt“ where she was making her first orchestral experiences back then in her childhood.
She also works as a arranger and guest musician with several bands.
After she was booked as a violinist for studio productions several times she decides to make a virtue out of necessity: Producers were searching for string players all the time and so she puts up the „STUDIO CAT QUARTET“. A string quartet which is specialized for studio productions and live concerts with bands.
When she first came to Weimar, she instantly knew: just being the one who interprets music
wouldn´t be enough for her. She also needs to express herself with her very own words and music.
Although she loves playing in an orchestra and working as a guest musician for other bands - the overwhelming wish to create something on her own and finally bring it to the stage has always been unbreakable.
Coração Lutador Album
Linda lives in her home town Berlin and published her first solo album "Coração Lutador" in 2018.
Album "Coração Lutador" - Linda Gossmann ( 2018 )
Album „The Mighty Monsieur Moustache“ - Friling ( 2014 )
Alexander Ramm, Ulrike Röhrle, Prof. Gernot Süßmuth, Prof. Heinz Schunk, Prof. Ilya Konovalov,
Florian Mayer, Sebastian Reimann
Pascal von Wroblewsky, Sandra Schettler,
Elke Schrepel, Jairo Geronymo, Irina Jacobson
Linda worked for:
Berlin Cosmopolitan School (Primary School Music & Violin Teacher), Rosa-Luxemburg Gymnasium (Enrichment - Kurse Violine), Sinfonisches Musikschulorchester Sachsen-Anhalt (Tutor for 2nd Violins)
Linda worked with:
Friling (Studioalbum „The Mighty Monsieur Moustache“, Release 2014), Revolverheld, Kwabs (Produktion: „Walk“, Acoustic Version), Holler My Dear (Studioalbum „Eat, Drink And Be Merry“, Song „Names“),
Jeff Cascaro, Pascal von Wroblewksy, ORPH (Studioproduktion und Musikvideo für „Black Sunday Romance“),The Magic Touch (Project „Dub With A Differents), Kammerorchester der Leo Kestenberg Musikschule, Jugendkammerorchester Prenzlauer Berg, Sinfonisches Musikschulorchester Sachsen-Anhalt, Sinfónica Eduardo Fabini, Minas - Uruguay, Orquesta Juvenil de Villa Lugano Buenos Aires - Argentina, Givatayim Conservatory corporated Orchestra - Tel Aviv, Israel, Sinfonieorchester der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar
PRIVATE VIOLIN LESSONS
Learning an instrument provides you with the abilty to focus, to see progress over a long period of
time, with work ethics and with the ability to express yourself. I started teaching violin during my Bachelor studies at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. It has always been very important and helpful for me, to remember the time and struggles when I was learning violin myself. Since I can really understand the student ´s difficulties and needs, I can provide an individual education for each and every student. Everyone is different and every person is a different type of learner. But with the right education, with joyful playing and with the strong belief of a teacher, I truly believe that everybody is able to learn an instrument regardless of age and musical, cultural and social background.
Due to COVID-19, I am also offering online lessons.
Lessons can be booked in English or German.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!