Linn Persson

The Swedish saxophonist Linn Persson is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in London supported by the Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship, Sixten Gemzéus Foundation, Gunvor och Josef Anér’s Foundation, Anna Whitlock’s Memorial Fund, The Fredrika-Brémer-Association, Dr. Felix Neubergh’s Foundation, TSO, Helge Ax:son Johnson’s Foundation, Sparbanken Syd and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. She obtained her Bachelor of Music from Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm and won top prizes in several Scandinavian competitions such as Berlingske Tidendes Musikkonkurrence, Polstjärnepriset and Öresunds-Solist. In May 2013 Linn won the RCM Saxophone Competition: Jane Melber Prize.

Linn has performed as soloist with several orchestras and ensembles, including the Göteborg Wind Orchestra, Storströms Kammarensemble and KMH String Orchestra. She has also played with the Royal Swedish Navy Band, the Band of the Royal Swedish Army and Stockholm Saxophone Quartet. She is a passionate chamber musician and has premiered pieces by Reine Jönsson, Kjell Perder and Eberhard Eyser who wrote the piece specifically for her saxophone and violin duo Helinnia. Linn has performed across Europe including Lithuania, Turkey, England and Spain with several chamber groups. She has also toured Sweden and the United States with the saxophone ensemble The Scandinavian Quartet.