Linda Jankowska is a versatile violinist specialising in contemporary music. She is a founding member of Distractfold Ensemble.
In recent years she has also worked with Ensemble Interface, collaborated on a number of new music works, recorded for Another Timbre, as well as participated in interdisciplinary projects (New Movement Collective ‘Casting Traces‘, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ‘Sutra’).
She continues working on a long-term collaborative project with Katherine Young, as well as a few solo works on the overlap of violin playing and extended, hybrid instrumentalism. Currently Linda is also busy curating and producing 2017 Cut and Splice Festival in Manchester.
In October 2014 she started working towards a PhD in contemporary music performance at the University of Huddersfield.
Linda teaches violin in Chetham’s School of Music and is a violin and viola lecturer at Leeds College of Music.
Educated in her native Poland with Marcin Baranowski, then later studied with Christoph Poppen in Munich, and Jan Repko in Manchester.
She owes her initiation to contemporary music to the Lucerne Festival Academy, which she attended in 2007-09.