Growing up in a prominent Winnetka family, Linda Bloom had the kind of intellectually stimulating childhood one might imagine. She traveled the world from an early age, raised in a home filled with classical music and the opportunity to engage with heavy hitters in government and law.
But she would be no ordinary North Shore girl. In fact, Linda Bloom has never been an ordinary anything.
A classical flutist, she divided her days as a New Trier Township High School student between high-achieving academics and playing with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO)—jet-setting around the globe to world-famous venues. The talented young protégé played at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and Carnegie Hall in New York. She played with the Vienna Boys Choir in Europe and performed in Germany and Austria.
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