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Born in 1987 in Hamburg, Germany, Linn Meissner was only eight years old when she discovered her passion for telling stories while playing the piano. During her first public performance she surprised the audience by playing one of her own compositions – including plucking and hitting the strings of the grand piano - instead of one written by classical masters.

Her first theatre experiences followed when she played parts in two childrens operas at the Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg and the Staatsoper Hamburg. In school, she developed her interest in music by taking music classes and soloing in the choir and the school musical. During this time she discovered that she loved singing even more than playing piano and concentrated on accompanying herself, covering the songs of her musical heroes and writing her own songs. Band performances and singing lessons in classical, jazz and pop styles followed. After finishing school, Linn went to the Netherlands to study jazz & pop singing at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem. Two years later she founded the duo "Fallinn Wolff" with the cellist Beate Wolff.

There is a second great love in her life, besides music: Scandinavia. Something do with her scandinavian name or her many trips to Sweden and Denmark? "I've always enjoyed the woods, fjords and lakes of Sweden. Scandinavia has a mysterious beauty for me. When morning mist lies above the fields and meadows and draws its curtain over everything you get the feeling that there are mythical creatures out there. "

Following her soft spot for Scandinavia Linn studied for a semester at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she fell in love with the city and was inspired by incredible musicians and new friends.

Linn finished her study with a Bachelor of Music in 2011 and is currently living and working in Cologne, where she still writes stories to transform into songs. These are arranged in collaboration with her musical partner Beate.