Linda came into the public spotlight as a child prodigy on the violin, performing on Finnish TV numerous times in the 1970s and 1980s and being featured in Finnish newspapers, in addition to concert tours all around Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan. Since the mid-1990s she has been one of the most famous celebrities in Finland.
Since 1997, Linda has been featured in numerous TV programmes all around the world. Channel 4’s documentary about her has been aired all around Europe and Japan, while the documentary by CBS’ Inside Edition was broadcast in the USA. Linda has also starred in a music special by Rai Uno, the biggest TV channel in Italy, and the concert was broadcast in 160 countries worldwide, while her solo orchestral appearance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales was televised in Great Britain. In 2007, Linda appeared as a violin soloist in Anúna’s Celtic Origins music special on PBS, which aired the show on over 250 TV statios across the USA.
Linda has also been featured in news programmes on ABC, the BBC, CNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel, including BBC Breakfast and The O’Reilly Factor, the most watched cable news show in the USA. Brava has also been featured in entertainment shows, including on E! Entertainment.
Linda has been featured in the cover stories of The Sunday Times, Classic FM Magazine, Playboy and many others. American Elle and Details announced Linda as the ”Best Newcomer” in 1998, and she has since been featured in numerous other fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, GQ, Hello!, Maxim and Vogue.
The Times has stated her to be ”the gifted Finnish classical violinist”, who is ”brilliant” and ”acclaimed by critics”, while The Sunday Times stated ”she plays like Nigel Kennedy”. Linda has also been called ”a striking Finnish blonde with impeccable musical credentials” by the Los Angeles Daily News and ”Finnish Phenom” by the New York Post. Additionally, she has been called a ”virtuoso violinist” by The Guardian and The Independent. Billed as the ”Bach Babe” in tabloids in the UK, Linda has been featured in the front page article of The Sun, while she has also been featured in such British publications as Classic CD, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, Q, The Daily Telegraph and The European.
Linda has competed on ”Let’s Dance” (the Swedish version of ”Dancing with the Stars”) and she’s been one of the judges on X Factor Finland.