Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Greatest Violinist from 21th Century, Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer. She was born on September 21 1986. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and rock to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks.Lindsey Stirling started to play violin since she was 6 years old. From a young age, she had a fascination for dance, and she wanted to take both dance and violin lesson. But her parents said that she can just choose one lesson to take, so she chose violin. When she was a teenager, She joined her four friends in a rock band called Stomp on Melvin.

With her great talent, she decided to join America’s Got talent at the age of 23. She showed her great talent as a dancing violinist. The judges were really impressed with her talent mixing hip-hop, pop, and classical music on the violin, but by incorporating dancing with playing the violin. Stirling was a quarter-finalist on season five of America's Got Talent. Her performances really impressed the judges,  but after she attempted to step up the dance level in her quarter-final performance, judge Piers Morgan told her: "You're not untalented, but you're not good enough, I don't think, to get away with flying through the air and trying to play the violin at the same time." Those words really broke her heart. She felt really humiliated in front of audiences. She said that she will show him that one day she would be a great dancing violinist.

Shortly after being kicked of  America's Got Talent, cinematographer Devin Graham contacted her in hopes of collaborating on a YouTube video together. They agreed to shoot a music video for her song, "Spontaneous Me". The video boosted Stirling's popularity, and she began making music videos for her YouTube channel regularly. Beside that, she made covers of songs of other musicians and classical music. During 2011, the channel rapidly gained popularity and has over 1.5 billion total views and over eight million subscribers, as of October 2016. Then she started to write many songs with violin which is make her famous until now. 

 On 2014 she aired her first album “Shatter Me” and she tour the world to perform the songs that she writed. On June 21, Stirling received her first golden certification for her album, Lindsey Stirling, in Germany and in the next month, she earned golden certifications from Switzerland and Austria. On August 2, 2013, Billboard announced that Stirling's studio album had sold more than 158,000 copies in the United States and that she was the second best-selling artist on the Classical Crossover charts in 2013, behind Andrea Bocelli's album Passione.

In June 2013, she performed at Miss Switzerland, and in July, she joined Nathan Pacheco, The Orchestra at Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 21,000-seat LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, UT for their annual Pioneer Day concert. Stirling also announced her first ever tour dates in Australia, South Korea and Japan. Stirling's YouTube channel reached three million subscribers on August 31 and on September 4, after almost a year of touring, she completed her first world tour with her last appearance in London. On September 12, Stirling performed at the Dreamball 2013 charity gala at Ritz Carlton in Berlin, Germany. Two weeks later, Stirling announced on her official website that she had started making her second album. And just some month ago she aired her second album "Brave Enough".

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