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Finnish concert violinist Frida Backman enjoys many violinistic roles and styles. First appearing as a concerto soloist at the age of ten she has performed the major violin concertos by Brahms, Sibelius and Samuel Barber with orchestras in the United Kingdom including Dorset Chamber Orchestra, Solent Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Academy Orchestra. She is a member of the Finnish Soloists' Association.

Collaboration with contemporary composers has resulted in premieres and recordings of new works. Harri Wessman composed the Anna Variations, a suite for violin and piano in 2016, which Frida premiered and performed in Finland and the UK with pianists Warren Mailley-Smith, Gustav Nyström, Martin Segerstråle and Lynda Smith, at festivals including the Warminster Music Festival 2017.   Wessman's Vintergatan by Topelius for violin and piano, was written for Frida Backman and soprano Kathleen Roland-Smith in 2017 and premiered in Finland in 2018. Walter Wolff composed Integration - Suite for Solo Violin in 2018. Roger Wanamo composed Night of the Humble Flea, for solo violin in 2005 and Georgian composer and multi-genre guitarist Zura Dzagnidze, Intruder - for solo violin and backing track.

Frida was Violinist with the Backman Trio in 2009-2015,  and performed at UK and Finnish festivals and venues including Helsinki Music Centre, Blackheath Halls, St James Piccadilly, Fairfield Halls, Emäsalo Music Festival. This Trio recorded the Bergman piano trio for Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE and released their recording Fantasia (FUGA-9371) of Finnish and British romantic repertoire.

Since moving back to Finland, Frida has developed her concept of Music Meditations to J.S.Bach's solo violin music, performed solo violin recitals introducing 20th century repertoire to so called 'uninitiated' audiences and performed with her solo violin in primary schools, introducing classical music to some 500 children. Frida has recently recorded solo violin repertoire spanning five centuries - some performed using a baroque instrument and bow - and one (Intruder - by Zura Dzagnidze) performed with a backing track created solely of violin sound effects. The recording will contain the commissioned suite "Integration" by Walter Wolff where the composer and performer have collaborated in an attempt to create a work illustrating the inner and outer journeys involved when moving to another country.

The CD will be released during 2019 on Finnish label Fuga.

Residing in the United Kingdom until 2017, Frida ran her own concert series, a cycle of J.S. Bach solo violin works, classical concerts for infants and premiered new works. Frida has been in demand as an orchestral leader and has lead the Bristol Ensemble, the Emerald Ensemble, Trinity Opera productions, St Pauls Sinfonia and Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra.

Currently, Frida's work as a violin pedagogue for the next generation includes a tenure at the Raseborg Culture Institute - Raseborgs Kulturinstitutet Musikinstitutet / Raaseporin Kultturioisto Musiikkiopisto.   

Frida gratefully acknowledges financial support received from the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, MES - The Finnish Music Foundation, Sophie von Julin Foundation, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the collaboration with Svenska folkskolans vänner SFV. The commission of Wessman's Vintergatan was made possible with the aid of SLS - The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland.

Frida graduated from the music conservatoire in Lahti, Finland and Trinity College of Music, London and was awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Performance, Violin from the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2005.

Important teachers and mentors include Brien Stait, Robert Jacoby and Diana Cummings (UK) and Juha-Pekka Vikman, Pertti Sutinen and Liisa Karikuusi-Pihlaja (Finland). Master classes attended with John Storgårds, Thomas Brandis, Tasmin Little, Maxim Vengerov, Ernst Kovacic, Sergei Kravchenko, Pavel Vernikov, Vilmos Szabadi, Olivier Pons, Sylvia Rosenberg and Emmanuel Hurwitz (Aeolian String Quartet).