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Linda Leen is one of the most acclaimed and lauded personalities in the popular music of Latvia. She is a composer, lyricist, performer and producer, earning the title of the chameleon of music, whose artistic trump card is an emotionally powerful performance. During her career the musician has worked in pop, jazz and classical music genres. Since her debut in 2000 she has published six solo albums and three concert recordings on DVD/Blu-ray. She has filled the biggest Latvia’s concert halls with her colourful solo concerts, including the Latvian National Opera, Arēna Rīga, Dzintari Concert Hall, Great Amber in Liepāja, Cēsis Concert Hall, the Latgalian Embassy GORS and Dailes Theatre, so bringing joy to thousands of fans.

The artist’s cosmopolitan spirit has garnered successful international relations: she has collaborated with Simply Red during the recording of Chameleon in Sphere Studios in London, Andy Write, producer of Jeff Beck and Annie Lennox, and Niels Zuiderhoek on the song Pink Glasses recorded at Calux Mastering in Berlin. She has published duets with the bands Mumiy Troll and Brainstorm (Prāta vētra) (the most notable band in Latvia), Dutch star Alain Clark and British jazz singer Peter Grant; professional symphonic orchestras from Latvia participated in several recordings.

Linda has received six Annual Latvian Music Recordings Award Zelta Mikrofons, as well as musical television and style awards.

She has studied at the Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music secondary school in the Vocal department’s academic singing class.

In 2017 Linda published her newest studio album Digital Church which the musician describes as the chameleon’s pilgrimage to his own voice. She has found her long sought authentic sound working on the recording with jazz musicians and indie music producer Gatis Zaķis. The album radiates energy, intelligence and a bristling sense of free thinking, incorporating in its music deeply personal tales about love and striving to overcome the gravity of everyday life.

During this period of creativity, her new songs are often performed in duet with guitarist Rihards Lībietis, who worked together with Linda on the piece Till Me Like the Earth. Both artists are currently continuing work on the chamber concert series Introversions, in which the main focus is on the content of the music and the answer to the question: what is the story of the song? This is revealed by Linda’s readings of her song text translations to Latvian.