About Linda Weltner
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Weltner is a third generation musician; granddaughter of musicians from Chicago’s American Conservatory of Music, daughter of Boston University dean’s list pianist and organist. She began music study at an early age, and after two years was selected to perform a violin concerto with orchestra. Concertmaster of a ninety-piece orchestra, she was also awarded superior ratings in Wisconsin District and State solo performance competitions.
Continuing her study in Florida, she was the recipient of numerous performance scholarships and accolades, and is a University of Florida College of Fine Arts alumna holding a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Music Education. Following her passion for playing, she completed performance requirements for the Master of Music degree in Violin Performance, highlighted by a Master Class with Ida Kavafian of the Beau Arts Trio.
Mentor collaborations included University of Florida Faculty Chamber Ensemble performances with Janna Lower, Head of Strings, University of Florida; Bellalinda String Quartet performances with Max Huls, Jacksonville Symphony first violinist; work with Arthur Tabachnick, concertmaster, Florida Symphony, Orlando; and Olge Geyer, concertmaster, Tampa Chamber Orchestra; former concertmaster, Kiev Symphony, Russia.
She was enthusiastically recommended to the Jacksonville Symphony as a Masterworks player where she enjoyed a decade of high level orchestral performing with world class soloists, and continues free-lance solo performance, study, and teaching.