Linda Skernick received her Master's Degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a scholarship student of Albert Fuller, and also studied with Fernando Valenti.

Skernick has given recitals across the country, on series at the Los Angeles Harpsichord Center, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, the Cleveland, OH, and Birmingham, AL, Museums of Art, and New York's Lincoln Center.

Solo performances in Connecticut and New York include series' at the Hartt School of Music, in Hartford, and those of Litchfield, Chester, Essex, Westport, etc. She has toured with Alexander Schneider's Brandenburg Ensemble and performed with Gerard Schwarz's Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as the Seacliff Chamber Players' Long Island Bach Festival, Waterford, CT's Summer Music Festival, and Hartford, CT's Chamber Music Plus Series.

Formerly a member of New York's Tafelmusik Ensemble and the New York Baroque Consort, Skernick has been soloist with Orchestra New England, the Ridgefield Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, the Sherman Chamber Players and other area groups.

Skernick frequently plays chamber concerts with area and internationally renowned musicians under the letterhead, "Linda Skernick & Friends." She presented a New England and New York tour of violin and harpsichord recitals with Philip Setzer (of the Emerson String Quartet), and has presented programs with her father, violist Abraham Skernick, baritone Richard Lalli, and flutist Michael Parloff (principal flute, Metropolitan Opera).

In 1998, as part of her "Harpsichords & Humor" series with her husband, Yves Feder (a program of music, humorous commentary and musical satire), Skernick toured New Hampshire under the auspices of the Plymouth, NH, Friends of the Arts; "Harpsichords & Humor" performed, and was in residence, at the University of Western Ontario, for a week in November, 1999. Their program was also featured at Quinnipiac University and at the Hamden Arts Council Series this past season. Skernick is a featured soloist with the Connecticut Early Music Festival, and is also the solo and ensemble harpsichordist and pianist with John Solum's Hanoverian Ensemble, which performs regularly at Music Mountain.

She was also a founding member of "The Klezzical Tradition", a group playing traditional klezmer and classical music.

Many of Skernick's performances, including several guest concerts at Music Mountain, have been broadcast by National Public Radio. She has appeared live on WQXR's "The Listening Room" (New York City) and WGBH's "Morning Pro Musica" (Boston).

Skernick is a member of the music faculty at Connecticut College, in New London, CT, The Thames Valley Music School, The CT River Arts Collective, and teaches and coaches privately. She was on the distinguished roster of Affiliate Artists, during that group's existence, and has twice been the recipient of grants from the Sylvia Marlowe Harpsichord Society.

Both "Linda Skernick & Friends" and "Harpsichords & Humor" are officially listed on the CONNTOURS and New England Touring Foundation rosters, and are eligible for co-funding in the New England states.

 


MIDI by Linda Skernick & Yves Feder. Copyright 1998, All Rights Reserved. Reproduction prohibited. The quality of the sound from the embedded midi file will depend on your soundcard or external midi-capable player. The original performance by Linda Skernick was done on a Roland JV-90 multitimbral synthesizer and transferred through a DigiDesign ProTools III system. Last Updated on May 15th, 2003 by yves a.feder

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