Violinist Lindsey Tootle has been sharing the gift of music with others since she began violin lessons at age three. She made her professional solo debut at age 17 with the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, performing Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 8. The following year, she performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Op. 64 with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, Lindsey has won and placed in numerous competitions—notably, the 2016 Birmingham Music Club Guild strings division; the 2015 AMTA Collegiate Strings Competition; and twice as a finalist in the Eunice Hoffmeister Competition. She also enjoys performing new classical music, and has been selected to world-premiere new works as a soloist, including Kandinsky’s Blue by Dr. Amir Zaheri, and Caper Fair by J.R. Speake.
Lindsey is also an avid chamber and orchestral musician. As a Baroque violinist, she has performed with members of New Trinity Baroque and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and with Atlanta-based ensemble Harmonie Universelle. Her collegiate piano trio, the Olympus Piano Trio, performed throughout the southeast and was a finalist for the 2015 Southeastern MTNA Chamber Music Competition. Notable orchestral experience includes The University of Alabama’s Huxford Symphony Orchestra, as well as substitute positions with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
Lindsey studied on a full-tuition music performance scholarship at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Violin Performance. She studied violin with Jenny Gregoire, and Baroque violin with Gesa Kordes.
Outside the practice room, Lindsey enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and reading all the history books she possibly can. She is currently based in Houston, TX and is excited to share the gift of music and her love for the violin with her students at Vivaldi Music Academy!