Lindsay Thompson is currently a distinguished honors senior at Cheshire High School in Cheshire, CT. Lindsay began her violin studies at the age of seven, with Julia Lawson-Haney. Since the fall of 2006, Lindsay has been a student of Fiona Murray. A recipient of several awards and accolades on the violin, Lindsay appeared as a featured soloist with the Hamden Symphony as a winner of their 2010 solo competition. She will also be performing with the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra in January 2012, as a winner of their Concerto Competition last year. She has also been a winner of the Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Competition, Norwalk Symphony Prodigy competition, and has received second and third prize in the Wallingford Symphony’s Polly Shulga Noonan Competition. In 2007, she was a winner of the GNHYO concerto competition and was the soloist with the Concert Orchestra in January 2008. In past years, Lindsay has served as Assistant Concertmistress in the CMEA Regional Festival and has participated in CT All-State and All-Eastern Music festivals. In November of 2009, Lindsay was honored to be invited to the White House to attend a rare classical musical workshop initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama and led by Joshua Bell.
In addition to being the concertmistress of the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra, Lindsay has also been Principal Second violin with the Connecticut Youth Symphony and also enjoys playing chamber music. She currently plays in a string quartet coached by Rebecca Patterson. The past two summers, she has participated in Aria International Summer Music Festival (MA) and has spent previous summers at Point Counterpoint (VT), the Walnut Hill Summer Chamber Music Program (MA), Kinhaven Music School (VT), and has been a participant of New Haven’s Elm City ChamberFest, since its inception in 2005. As a part of her summer programs, she had the pleasure of performing in several chamber music concerts, both in the US and abroad. Additionally, she has had the honor of working with such esteemed teachers and chamber music coaches as Bayla Keyes, Simin Ganatra, Marilyn McDonald, Gregory Fulkerson, David Russell, James Buswell, J Freivogel, Tom Hudson, and Almita Vamos. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys cooking, volunteering, and playing ukulele. In college, Lindsay hopes to pursue a degree in Violin Performance. Lindsay would like to thank Fiona Murray and her family for their constant support and guidance.