Regarded by the international press for her virtuosity (« Fiery virtuoso », The Strad, “True devil violinist » Bayerische Rundfunk; « Superbement joué« Diapason) combined with rare musicality (« honest and heartfelt music-making », Gramophone; « the violinist of the soul” Sankei Shinbun) and her energy on stage (“the small wonder, Lina Tur Bonet shines” San Diego Union Tribune) Lina Tur Bonet has developed a versatile and personal career as a violinist and conductor.
Her repertoire covers more than 400 years of music, always with the original instruments of each periode.
From a young age she worked with many of the most renowned groups of baroque, romantic and contemporary music (Les Musiciens du Louvre, Les Arts Florissants, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Mozart Bologna under the direction of Abbado, Harding, Gardiner, Clemencic, Minkowski, Christie, Currentzis, Gatti…), performing at Sidney Opera, Lincoln Center, Bunkamura Hall, London Proms or Berliner Philharmonie. She was awarded in several international competitions such as the Bonporti Prize.
Lina currently tours the world performing as a soloist in venues such as Wigmore Hall London, Styriarte Graz, Musik Before 1800 New York, San Diego Early Music Festival, ORF Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musashino Hall Tokyo, Residenzwoche Munich, Early Music Saint Petersburg, Varna Festival, in Israel or at Yale University, and as a chamber musician at Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
She is concertmaster of the Concert des Nations, and is also invited as leader by both, modern and period instrument orchestras, such as Il Complesso Barocco, Liceo de Barcelona, Orquesta Nacional de España, Hofkapelle Munich, Bach Consort Wien, Clemencic Consort, Concerto Köln, Palau de les Arts and Orqueste d’Auvergne.
She conducted the Montreal Festival Orchestra, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Camerata Vila Musica, Kaiserslautern Pfalztheater Orchester, Oviedo Filarmonía, Seville Baroque Orchestra, Granada Orchestra and many others.
Her recordings as director and soloist (music by Vivaldi, Biber, Corelli, Jacquet de la Guerre, Bartok, Bach, Handel, Beethoven and music from the Seicento) had a great international reception, being chosen as the best version by the BBC, a reference for Gramophone, best version for Radio France Musique and for Scherzo, 5* by Berlin Radio andrecommended by Bayerische Ründfunk, Kulturradio Berlin and Südwestfunk. He has won numerous awards, including the Diapason d’Or.
She recorded and performed unreleased music by Vivaldi, Pisendel, Matteis, Leonardo Leo, Boxberg, Boccherini, Reynaldi, Montali and Brunetti, as well as contemporary pieces written for her.
Chosen as a special artist at the Montreal Festival in 2017 to perform the solo violin integral of J.S. Bach, she has played all of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas in Spain, Vienna and Tokyo, as well as concertos for violin and orchestra from Vivaldi to Bartok.
Lina teaches at Escuela Reina Sofía and is Professor for baroque violin and viola of the Musikhochschule “Franz Liszt” Weimar.