Dr Linda Hirst is Head of Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban Conservertoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich, London.
Her 40 year singing career began with Monteverdi, Schutz and John Alldis Choirs in the early 70s. She was a Swingle Singer, then co-founded Electric Phoenix in 79. Both groups toured the world leading to a hugely varied solo career – Beethoven 9 and Berio Recital in the Proms, premieres by Osborne, Weir, Holt, Muldowney, Grange etc, recordings with Pink Floyd, Ivor Cutler, Ligeti, Henze, Cage and Lachenmann and a long love affair with Pierrot Lunaire, which she will perform for Nuria Schoenberg’s 80th birthday at La Fenice in November.
Linda's collaboration with Cantata Dramatica began in May 2012 and provides opportunities for students at Trinity Laban to take part in Cantata Dramatica productions, working alongside other musicians with a wide range of experience. The arrangement is mutually benificial in many ways and has so far been a great success.
Linda also sang the role of Mother in the premiere of Perpetua at Christ Church Cathedral in November 2012.