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Lindsey Stirling
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As fun to watch as she is to hear. violin_girl

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She makes me smile every time XD The hipthrow is one of her most interesting moves.

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Definitely my favorite rising star. Someday soon, Lindsey will be YouTube's apology to the world for Justin Bieber's stardom.

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Yep! I always wonder how can she play so good and make all those movements? That's amazing coordination!! surpriseddancing

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I  love her rendition of River flows in you!!

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Definitely a talented young woman.  Granted for the music videos she does they record all of the sound in a studio so that she can focus on the choreography.  However, while she is on tour with her "band" she does play and dance and get crazy on the stage doing back bends that practically touch her head to the ground.

 

I kinda like the fact that she has taken two drastically different genres of music and blended them together.  It makes for some very interesting listening.  I don't know if it made it to the other forum topic or not but she is very successful at the moment having done a US tour for 2012 and is currently on a European tour then returning for a second US tour.

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I recently discovered Lindsey on youtube while browsing for any violin music and I was hooked from the first song! She's absolutely fantastic and a great inspiration, the combination of styles works brilliantly. One of my favourites :)

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her collaborations are interesting, too, like Radioactice with Pentatonix

 

 

and Mission Impossible with the Piano guys

 

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LIKE!!!!

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So going to play devil's advocate a little here, but...

Lindsey's intonation does suffer live when she's dancing, and in terms of virtuosity in violin and actual dancing skill she's not quite up there, which is where most classical musicians critique her.

On the other hand, as a composer, her unique musical style is very innovative. I really like her album, and have been a long-time fan since her original EP.

I'm always a little torn because I feel that as a composer she's extremely talented, but that her fame is derived less from her musical ability and more from the fact that she's pretty, which is sold via the videos of dancing.

Cynical, but I think the truth is that had the exact same music been made by, say, an overweight middle-aged male, it's unlikely it would have ever become a YouTube sensation.

I suppose that's less a critique of her and more of society. Still a fan and eager to hear her future work.

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True.

I like her though I try to see the good from what she does. I find that if I look for bad in peoples performances I won't enjoy them as much.

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I like that response Pierre.

I can appreciate her stuff and playing also.  But it is not a style or way of playing that appeals to me.  I really like violin standing alone with  no extreme tricks or talent.  

I do believe when I first saw her I thought "how cool is that?"  And I like the violin in nature also.

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I think it is good to expose the violin to young people as something capable of contributing to contemporary music, a service to the violin community by performers like Lindsey Sterling, Mark Wood, Ben Lee & Linzi Stoppard (aka Fuse) and many more. Even if it is for the most part not what I aspire to play, if musicians come to the violin  by this path, more may enjoy learning to play and appreciate the instrument, and maybe some will advance to greatness.  

So it seems there is no downside to that even if its not everyone's cup of tea. 

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She found the key > thats a SWEET thing. > ROCKs!!!

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@gwscheer 

Good Point.... She is obviously very talented... Very entertaining and quite popular!

She is also fun and beautiful!

 

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I like Lindsey Stirling's vids.  I subscribe to her youtube channel and try not to miss any of them she puts up.  She does some genres I usually don't, and makes them look like fun.  If it weren't for her, some genres I don't usually work on, like dubstep, wouldn't even be in my practice routines.

Almost any new bit from her, I end up hearing something where it has a sound I want or where it's just a good run to work on. 

If you think about how many new people may have gotten interested in violin where her recordings were the start of it or a definite contributing factor, music and violin teachers should be putting up posters and wearing t-shirts. LOL

Her videos usually have good showmanship and concept as well as good playing and always some "fun factor".

It is easy to be a "critic".  One can find fault with even the sunrise of a beautiful day, if one looks hard enough.  No accomplishment or worth to that. 

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Went to a Lindsey Sterling concert in New York City last week. She is impressive in a live concert. Given that it was all stAnding no sitting my wee wife had trouble seeing  as much as I saw over the crowd. At about three times the age of the average attendee we still had fun in the high energy crowd. Shows these days have Lot of lights and smoke and video projection gimmicks with more appeal to the teenagers than to me.  The billy joel concert later in the week was phenomenally good ( even without violins) gws

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Gary...so glad you enjoyed your concert. Welcome back!

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Everything is relative.  I can imagine Lindsey maturing to the level of perhaps Taylor Davis but Nicola Benedetti would be a stretch.   But then too I bet one could make a good living in that circus where everybody runs around in pajamas.

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Yeah, I'm not being fair to Lindsey.  I once turned her  off after 15 seconds because I thought it was America Has Talent.  🙂

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