Linda Catlin Smith grew up in New York and lives in Toronto. Her music has been performed and/or recorded by: Tafelmusik, Other Minds Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo, Victoria and Vancouver Symphonies, Arraymusic, Tapestry New Opera, Gryphon Trio, Via Salzburg, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver New Music, and the Del Sol, Penderecki, and Bozzini quartets, among many others.
She has been supported in her work by the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Chalmers Foundation, K.M. Hunter Award, Banff Centre, SOCAN Foundation and Toronto Arts Council; in 2005 her work Garland (for Tafelmusik) was awarded Canada’s prestigious Jules Léger Prize. In addition to her work as an independent composer, she was Artistic Director of the Toronto ensemble Arraymusic from 1988 to 1993, and she was a member of the ground-breaking multidisciplinary performance collective, URGE, from 1992-2006. Linda teaches composition privately and at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. Her work Ballad (for Eve Egoyan, piano and Andrew Smith, cello) was released as a solo cd on the World Editions label, which also released her new cd, Thought and Desire, piano music performed by Eve Egoyan. Her work Dirt Road, a 15-movement work for violin and percussion has just been released on the British label, Another Timbre, which will also release a cd of chamber music in 2017.