There is no one else like Lindsey Stirling. We are talking about a classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Arizona, entering a futuristic world of big beats and animation – imagine Vanessa Mae leaping through the pages of a Manga comic with Skrillex in hot pursuit. Her song ‘Crystallize’ was the eighth most-viewed video on YouTube last year, racking up an incredible 78 million views and gaining more than 3.6 million subscribers for her YouTube channel. With her first ticketed show just twelve months ago, she’s now selling out dates across Europe, America, Russia and Asia.
Being voted off 2010’s “America’s Got Talent” at the quarterfinals turned out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Rejection simply strengthened Stirling’s resolve to be herself. “The same reasons I was told I wouldn’t succeed are the reasons people travel hundreds of miles to see me now,” she laughs. “Because it’s different. Because it’s something you haven’t seen before...”