How many young classical violinists do you know who can send their album to #2 on the US Billboard 200 in its first week? Not many.
Meet the success story that is Lindsey Stirling, one of the most exciting young stars in classical music. She auditioned for America’s Got Talent back in 2010 and was voted off in the semi-finals, but has since come back bigger and better.
The 27-year old artist is an expert at rendering her violin-driven tunes to EDM, hip hop and pop beats. Piers Morgan might have to eat his words when he said there’s no place for violin music with dubstep.
Lindsey broke out with her viral smash ‘Crystallize’, which has clocked over 97 million YouTube views. Right now, Lindsey has over 5.3 million YouTube subscribers.
Part of her success is unquestionably down to her interactive relationship with her fans, often taking requests and recording covers of themes from Game Of Thrones and popular games like Zelda, Pokemon and Skyrim, as well as pop classics by Michael Jackson and Rihanna.
Lindsey’s newest album Shatter Me is her biggest chart success yet, debuting at #2 on the US Billboard 200 when it arrived in late April this year.
Behold the woman who is making classical music mindblowingly cool for a new generation of pop listeners.