A native of Seattle, Washington, Linnea Bardarson began her formal piano studies at age eight. She received her B.A. in Music from Mills College where she studied under Bernard Abramowitsch. At New England Conservatory, she received her MA in Piano Performance and studied piano with Jacob Maxin and Seymour Lipkin. A winner of the Seattle Philharmonic Concerto Competition, she has worked in Boston as a soloist and professional accompanist and has appeared with Chorus pro Musica, Collage New Music, and Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble, among others.
She has toured Europe with the Massachusetts Symphony and recorded as soloist with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic. She has taught piano at Dean College, University of Massachusetts Boston, Northeastern University, and the Brookline Music School. Besides working at DSM, Linnea currently serves as Music Director and organist of First Church and Parish, Unitarian Universalist, Dedham, and was the featured soloist with the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra of Whidbey Island this past May.