Linda Binder

Violinist and mandolinist


Linda Binder, violinist and mandolinist, freelances and performs regularly with several ensembles in the Milwaukee / Chicago area.

Linda plays mandolin and mandola with The Lake Mandolin Quartet, She has been a member of several Chicago based Brazilian music groups, and performs actively on bandolim, a Brazilian style mandolin, with Milwaukee based choro ensemble Toco Rio. She plays electric violin with the improvisational Once Now Ensemble , trio Code Name: Magenta, and performs, and records freely improvised music on the viola d’amore, and waterphone in the duo PaVda with musician, artist, and instrument maker Hal Rammel. She also plays violin and mandolin with singer songwriter Steve Smith, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Truesdell as Smith & Binder, performing jazz standards, as well as originals by Steve Smith, and plays with string combos Hot Damn!, and The Point Trio. As a mandolinist, Linda has premiered contemporary music, with the Milwaukee based ensemble Present Music, and she performs classical music with chamber groups, and orchestras, including Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony.

Upcoming Performances

Smith & Binder: Sat. April 8, Three Cellars Menomonee Falls, 7-10pm
N72 W13400 Lund Lane, Suite A
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Smith & Binder: Friday,April 21, 2017 7-10pm
Vino Etcetera, 120 E Wisconsin Ave
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Smith & Binder: Saturday April 22, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm
Groppi’s 1441 E Russell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Festival City Symphony: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm
Pabst Theater 144 E Wells St. Milwaukee WI 53202

Festival City Symphony children’s concert: Wed. May 17, 2017 7-9pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion

Smith & Binder: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9pm
the cheel,
105 South Main Street, Thiensville, WI 53092 I 262.236.9463

Smith & Binder: Thursday June 8, 2017
Milwaukee Athletic Club Rooftop

Lake Mandolin Quartet: Friday, June 9, 2017
Pasta & Puccini benefit for Florentine Opera

Toco Rio: Sunday July 30, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cafe Sopra Mare Villa Terrace Art Museum