A native of Chicago and raised in Cincinnati, Cellist Linda Kuhn demonstrated an interest in music at an early age. As a high school student, Ms. Kuhn toured Europe with Young Americans in Concert, performing throughout Europe and in New York’s Carnegie Hall. She attended the Summer Music Institute of the University of Cincinnati, and also began serious study of the bassoon and organ, and later attended the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Ms. Kuhn earned a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where she studied cello with Richard Kapuscinski and organ with Haskell Thompson. She continued her studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, studying with internationally-noted Cellist Zara Nelsova. Studying in Germany for two years, Ms. Kuhn pursued advanced studies in cello and chamber music at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. There she performed with the Solitude Quartet, Schwabisches Symphonieorchester-Reutlingen, and toured Spain and Switzerland with the Waiblinger Kammerorchester and the Ostschweitzer Kammerorchester.
In addition to being coached by the well-known Melos Quartet, Ms. Kuhn studied cello in Stuttgart with world-famous conductor and soloist Antonio Janigro, founder of I Solisti de Zagreb, and earned the artist diploma Kunstlerische Abschluss from the Musikhochschule.
Ms. Kuhn moved to Montana to join the music faculty at Montana State University in Bozeman as Assistant Professor of Cello and Piano. In Bozeman, she performed with the Trio Sine Nomine and served as Principal Cellist of the Bozeman Symphony. She has performed regularly with the Great Falls Symphony, the Glacier Orchestra, the Billings Symphony, the String Orchestra of the Rockies, and the Big Sky Festival Orchestra. Ms. Kuhn performed the world premiere performance of Leo Medina’s Cello Concerto with the Butte Symphony and has given recital and chamber performances in Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.
Recently Ms. Kuhn appeared with Blackfeet singer and songwriter Jack Gladstone on the PBS show 11th and Grant with Eric Funk, and can be heard on the NAMI award-winning recording Native Anthropology.
Playing on a 19th century French cello, Ms. Kuhn currently lives in Helena, teaching cello and piano, and has served as Principal Cellist of the Helena Symphony for over a decade.