Linda Numagami is currently the acting Associate Principal of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. She served as acting section violist from 2018-2020 in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Numagami has performed with the Ceres Quartet, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Prelude Series and Music For Food (San Francisco and New York). She has collaborated with Kim Kashkashian, Natasha Brofsky, Daniel Phillips, and Ian Swensen.
During her time at Juilliard, Linda was awarded a Juilliard Community Engagement Grant which enabled her to present a week-long series of concerts in her hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania. Numagami, along with flutist Katie Althen, brought their music to several assisted-living facilities that lacked activity budgets. Linda also created a multi-disciplinary project called Silence Speaks. Silence Speaks focused on raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence. Through music, poetry and survivor stories, the goal of this program was to shed light on a pervasive issue in our society and give a voice to those who were silenced. Most recently she was awarded a 2021 Grow Your Art Project Grant as an alumni of the New England Conservatory of Music.
Numagami earned a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, respectively, where her teacher was Roger Tapping. She also received a postgraduate degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Jonathan Vinocour.
Acting Associate Principal