Born 1979 in Borkhult, Sweden. Lina Järnegard is educated at Gotland School of Composition(Visby, Sweden) and at the Academy of music and drama(Gothenburg, Sweden). Her main teachers has been Per Mårtensson, Henrik Strinberg, Ole Lützow-Holm and Ming Tsao. 2011 she also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama in Glasgow with composer David Fennessy. Lina was in 2012 selected to join Tzlil Meudcan in Israel, a festival and summer course for contemporary music lead by composers Chaya Chernowin and Steven Takasugi. In 2010 Lina started an opera ensemble, Dråpera, together with mezzo soprano Anna-Sara Åberg. The ensemble consists of various artists and musicians which together explore and develops methods and ideas for new experimental opera and music theatre.
Aside from continuously working in the field of chamber opera, Lina writes chamber music in collaboration with swedish chamber ensembles such as Curious Chamber Players, Mimitabu, Gageego!, Hidden Mother, Makadam and Norrbotten NEO but also with international ensembles such as german/polish duo Frank Wörner(baritone)/Malgorzata Walentynowisc(piano) and New York based ensemble Mise-en. Her piece ”the waves: identity” was selected to be presented at the IAWM annual concert 2013 and was performed in NY by ensemble Mise-en. In 2016, her piece ”Emellanåt, stundom” was selected to represent Sweden in International Rostrum of composers.
Since 2012 Lina is a board member and producer in Levande Musik, an organisation in Gothenburg that arrange concerts with contemporary music. She is also, since 2016, working in the reference group for free music ensembles at the Swedish Arts Council.