Lindsey Stirling is a stunning American violinist, dancer, and composer known for her ultimate violin performances she choreographs herself.
She has her own popular Youtube channel where she posts videos.
She was born on September 21, 1986, as a middle child from a loving marriage of Stephen and Diane. She has four sisters, Brooke, Jennifer, Marina, and Vova.
She was very close with her sisters, especially with Brooke who later helped her write her autobiography (Brooke became an author by profession).
Her father Stephen J. Stirling was a religious educator by profession and he died of cancer in 2017. It was really hard for her to let go of such a close family member, especially since they were very close.
She has spent her happy childhood living modestly, knowing that her parents tried as hard as they could to provide their children the best education and grant a few wishes.
Her family couldn’t afford a lot of things other kids had but they wanted to afford them knowledge they cannot lose. That is why they have insisted that she starts playing violin when she was only five.
The family settled in a town named Gilbert, in Arizona, where Lindsey became a student at Greenfield Junior High. Later she transferred to Mesquite High School where she started a rock group with four of her schoolmates. It was named “Stomp on Melvin”.
Lindsey attended Arizona’s “Junior Miss” competetion where she won, with the help of her solo violin song she composed.
She was a student at Brigham Young University in the town of Provo, in Utah. She went there to study film making. It was a true passion of hers and she knew that she had to pursue it in order to be successful one day.
In 2015, she finished her education by graduating from the Marriott School of Management. She has gained the title of Bachelor of Science management.
Lindsey also received the “Spirit Award”. It was very emotional for her to get this award and she couldn’t believe it at first.
Lindsey loved dancing from her early age and wanted to learn both dancing and violin but since her parents couldn’t afford both of it, she has chosen violin.
Lindsey Stirling opened her YouTube channel in 2007, and it was named “lindseystomp”. The name was connected to her band in school.
In 2010, she joined “America’s Got Talent” competition and came to the quarter-final. It was her ticket to fame. She was very thrilled to be there.
She has made a big impression on the judges by mixing several music genres, including hip hop and dancing while playing the violin.
In her next stage appearance, the judges weren’t that soft on her, stating that she cannot do dancing and playing the violin the same time with high quality.
In spite of the fact that she was disappointed with this, she has continued her promotion over internet, deciding to stay true to her style.
Her career started rising after she was contacted by a cinematographer named Devin Graham who wanted to make a YouTube video with her.
They made a music video for her song titled “Spontaneous Me”, in 2011. At this moment, she knew that she finally did it and her goals are close.
The video became very popular and she started making more videos for her YouTube channel.
In 2017, her channel numbered over 10 million subscribers. It was a true emotional feeling that she couldn’t resist and was teary while talking about it.
She has decided to create another YouTube channel, named “LindseyTime”, where she posts about herself, vlogs and more.
Stirling came up on a great idea to experiment in joining violin playing with dubstep, which is a very difficult task.
She has collaborated with Shaun Barrowes, Jake Bruene and Frank Sacramone, Alisha Popat, Sam Tsui and more.
Her first album came out in 2012, and was in the same month when she began her North American tour.
She first appeared in a TV show “Larry King Now” in 2012. It was the confirmation of her success.
In spring 2013, she has signed a contract with Troy Carter, who became known as Lady Gaga’s manager.
Her album became extremely popular in Europe, especially in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Following that, her album was very high on the top chart of Classical Crossover albums.
Her success brought her the chance to go on her first tour in the east, so she went to Australia, South Korea and Japan.
In autumn 2013, Lindsey has become a contestant of “Dance Showdown” in it’s third season and she came to the finals.
She has released her debut album again in 2013.
She has won a YouTube Music Award for her single “Radioactive”.
In 2014, she has started her World tour, which began in Canada and United States.
She received two nominations for the Echo music award in 2014. One was in the category of CrossoverNational and International and in the Newcomer International category, but she received only the first.
She has released her second album in 2014, named “Shatter Me”. The album gained name for her battle against anorexia.
Her first single was named “Beyond the Veil”, and she published the video for the same thing.
This album came to a very high No.2 on the Billboard 200. She was thrilled when that happened because she proved herself to everyone who claimed that she will never succeed.
Her album was nominated for Billboard Music Awards “Top Electronic/Dance Album”.
She collaborated with the a cappella group called “Pentatonix” on their new album and with Jessie J on one of her singles.
She was invited to join the world famous tenor Andrea Bocelli on his UK tour at the end of 2014. This was a great honor for her because she idolized Bocelli.
Her first movie appearance came in 2015 with her role in “Breaking Through”, a musical-drama.
In 2015, she was put on the liist ’30 Under 30′ made by Forbes magazine.
In 2015 she started her own TV show named “Lindsey Stirling: Live from London”. The show was also shown in USA.
She has won her second YouTube Music Award in spring of 2015.
She was one of the performers at 2015 Echo Music Awards.
In the summer of 2015, she has released her first video album named “Lindsey Stirling: Live from London”.
In the summer of 2016, she has released a new album “Brave Enough”.
In 2017, she became the contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” TV show. Her partner was a professional dancer called Mark Ballas. They made it to the finals and won 2nd place.
In 2018, she began a tour with Evanescence, after appearing on their album “Synthesis”.
She has published her autobiography titled “The Only Pirate at the Party”, which entered “The New York Times” best-seller list. The book was co-authored by her own sister Brooke.
The title of the book came from her infatuation with pirates. When she was a child, she had to wear an eye patch because of her problems with sight. That is when she started to pretend to be a pirate.
Lindsey collaborated and performed at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
Her most used violin (of all she owns) is Yamaha SV-250 Silent Violin Pro. This is for her live performances.
In studios, she plays Ernst Heinrich Roth “Roth” acoustic violin. It is her favorite violin.
She is Mormon by religion and she was even working as a missionare in New York.
She is very active on her social media accounts and has over 1,4 million followers on Instagram.
She has earned extra income by appearing in several commercials, such as for ESPN College Football, Kia, HP and Kelly’s Cereal.
As for her personal life, she has dated Devin Graham, a film maker from the same University. Their relationship began after they have filmed “Crystallize”. They are no longer in any kind of relationship. They were together a period of time in 2012 and 2013.
It is not known with whom she goes out nowadays.
She had an eating disorder and fought with anorexia in one period of her life. She shared her story with her fans.
She likes to change her hair-color often. She especially likes to mix colors, mostly red, blonde and brown.
Full name: Lindsey Stirling
Date of birth: September 21, 1986
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Profession: violinist, dancer, performer, writer
Height: 1, 61 m
Weight: 50 kgs
Net Worth: $12 million