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Lindsey Stirling

  • Nationality: United States
  • Years active: 2010-present
  • Type: Violinist/Dancer
  • Studio Albums: 1
  • Record Sales: 100,000+
  • Record Label: Indie
  • Biggest Markets: Youtube


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If there was ever anyone to bring younger audiences to classical music, it will be Lindsey Stirling.  A goddess among nerds, Stirling gives hope to all indie artists everywhere.  Her debut independent album charted in the US billboards, topped the US dance chart and topped the US classical charts.  She's the second person to top both charts with the same album (the first was Sarah Brightman).  After the success of her album, Stirling embarked on a US and European tour.  It's a footnote that Stirling appeared on America's Got Talent - she was voted out during the semi-finals and was told by the judges that she needs to join a band and she can't sell out shows (ha!).  Through the show, however, she was contacted by the cinematographer Devin Graham who has gone on to work on nearly all of her videos.  Her original dubstep composition, 'Crystallize', put her on the map by becoming a huge Youtube hit (it was the 8th most viewed video on Youtube in 2012) and her channel has accumulated over 200 million views since.  Her success is achieved simply by being her nerdy but cool self.  Her material ranges from classical, dub step, pop covers and probably most importantly, game music.  She's the only classical crossover artist (and she's a lot more besides) that appeals to the Facebook generation due to her truly modernised violin, engaging with their interests (making music videos for computer games like Zelda, Skyrim and Assassin's Creed) and always keeping her sense of humour.

Lindsey Stirling Interview: January 2013


The Piano Guys
Diana Yukawa


#29 Cuivre 2013-11-05 04:48
I agree with mirtrione- don't give AGT credit they don't deserve. Lindsey's success came from her own gift and her strong determination. Piers Morgan was just wrong, as usual. He bases his career and TV show on being wrong!
#28 Nicola 2013-09-27 05:29
Lindsey didn't really come "from" AGT though. She was kicked out and nobody thought any more of her. The success she has now was self-made - nothing to do with AGT, audience-wise. :)
#27 Richard OBryan 2013-09-27 00:16
I remember Lindsey when she was competing on AGT with Jackie Evancho season 5, Lindsey and Jackie may both be the best talents to ever come from AGT.
#26 John Romano 2013-09-07 15:23
My girlfriend play violin and while searching for some cool videos I cam across Lindsey started following her music.
#25 Bonnie 2013-07-21 05:07
The YouTube link to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Concert 2013
#24 Bonnie 2013-07-21 04:08
The concert is being shown again tonight.

I haven't checked YouTube yet.
#23 Bonnie 2013-07-21 03:40
The Temple Square in Salt Lake City held 28,000 people for a magnificent concert tonight. The venue is immense, choir and orchestra awesome. The air streaming had it's problems. First we were hearing Spanish and Portugese in the background. When Nathan Pacheco sang his first song, Avatar, it became apparent that there was time delay and that song and his second in Italian were ruined. The orchestra played a song by Secret Garden and the time delay was corrected. Lindsey appeared and looked lovely. But the arrangement of flowers along the stage and the fog almost obliterated her feet. Lindsey brought me to tears with her explanation of her second song, Poor Little Lamb. It was a song her grandfather's men sang in World War II and he sang it for Lindsey's mother as a lullaby. Lindsey dedicated the song to her grandfather. By her last song, Scotland the Brave, the camera angle was better and there was no fog.
Nathan sang Nessun Dorma. Lindsey was a delight!
#22 Bonnie 2013-06-02 16:05
Lindsey will be performing with Nathan Pacheco and contemporary vocalist, James Taylor on July 19th and 20th, with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and the legendary Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Pioneer Day Concert in Salt Lake City.
This event is extremely popular in Utah, so if you plan on attending, purchase tickets ASAP.
#21 D James Koupash 2013-06-01 17:15
Lindsey is brilliant!!! Such imagination, drive, talent, and heart!!!
#20 Yitzel 2013-05-28 01:10
VOTE for Lindsey Stirling she is the best violinist you will ever hear and its a guarantee!!! Shes awsome and i live her best performer there is !!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤
#19 Jeremy Pinedo 2013-05-22 03:10
Vote Lindsey Stirling :)
#18 Chow Turtlez 2013-05-17 11:55
#17 Lucas 2013-04-20 10:59
She is awesome; the shows and vidéos are amasing =D I love you Lindsey ♥
#16 HatsuneMiku01 2013-04-11 23:09
#15 Nicola 2013-04-07 13:54
Because those people are not on this site. :)
#14 Gary Mathis 2013-04-07 05:41
Can't understand WHY a talented artist, like Lindsey, who has over 2 million subscribers and 280 million views on YouTube, 847K likes on facebook, and 137K followers on Twitter, isn't leading the voting on this site.
#13 Andrew 2013-04-02 12:49
Love her music very much. She is very good playing live as well
#12 Tammy Doherty 2013-03-25 10:45
The most inspirational musician I've ever met! Can't wait to see her in London in may on her next European tour since her last one sold out!! WHOOOT!!
#11 Lucy Sorrow 2013-03-18 21:20
The BEST!!!!
#10 Michael A Reardon 2013-02-24 20:20
The Video's are AMAZING!! the songs are AMAZING!! Lindsey is AMAZING!! - i cant get enough of watching your videos iam so glad to have found you through Classical - Crossover thanks to them for pointing me on the path of Discovering your talents and excellence, Lindsey you are incredible keep being fantastic Lindsey i just had to write this to show my appreciation - YOUR FANTASTIC XXX :-)

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