Biography

Emmy Lindström (b.1984) grew up in Linköping, Sweden. She started to play the violin at the age of five and started composing when she was eight.

Her music has since then been heard both on Swedish stages (eg. Royal Academy, Nybrokajen 11 & Stockholm Concert Hall), radio (SR P1 & SR P4), and at prestigious European venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wien Musikverein, Barcelona L’Auditori, Paris Cité de la Musique and many others.

She first studied violin with Päivikki Wirkkala–Malmqvist and Thomas Hall. At the age of 14 Emmy was finalist in RUM Solo Competition and the year after she got her first scholarship from the Royal Music Academy.

Emmy graduated from the music high school DeGeer in Norrköping, in june 2003. The same autumn she moved to Gothenburg to study violin at the University of Music and Drama. After two years love brought her to Stockholm, and she switched schools. After some study breaks, to work in orchestras, Emmy finally got her Bachelor Exam (violin) in june 2009 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she studied with Cecilia Zilliacus. Lately, she has also studied composition and on the Master Program (orchestra studies – violin) at the same school.

Since 2005 Emmy has been the principal violinist in the orchestra at Östgötateatern in Norrköping/Linköping, where she also has had some acting roles, such as The Fiddler in Fiddler On The Roof. Emmy performs regularly with the Ariadne String Quartet, the Swedish Chamber Trio and as soloist. She often works in symphony orchestras around the country, such as Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Nordica among others.

Emmy has received scholarships from the Royal Music Academy, Anders Sandrews Foundation, Östergötlands Landstings Culture Scholarship, Alice Babs Music Scholarship and Marianne & Ary Paleys Foundation, among others.

During the spring of 2011 Emmy is going to finish the Four Nocturnes for violin and piano, write a comissioned piece for solo flute, play chamber music / orchestra concerts and focus on creating music for film and theatre.