Biography of Merrick Linda:
Linda Merrick has established an international profile as a clarinet soloist, recording artist and clinician. Specialising in contemporary repertoire, she has been responsible for commissioning over 40 works for her instrument, including 10 concertos, 5 clarinet quintets, and a significant number of works for unaccompanied clarinet, clarinet and piano, and clarinet with electronics.
Her catalogue of solo recordings includes many new clarinet concertos, as well as much chamber music output, including 4 recently-commissioned clarinet quintets with the Navarra Quartet. She has broadcast as a soloist for BBC Radio 3, Radio France, DRS1, Switzerland and CKWR in Canada, and performed as a concerto soloist across America, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, the UAE, and throughout the UK. She is a founder member of the contemporary ensemble ‘Sounds Positive’. Combining her performing career with work in music education, Linda is regularly invited to give masterclasses at conservatoires across the world. She currently holds the position of Vice-Principal and Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK, and is the UK representative for Howarth Clarinets.