Violinist Amy Lindsey is a performer and teacher based in Northern California. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Amy completed her Master of Music degree while styling with Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio as a member of the Orchestral Career Studies program and the graduate quartet-in-residence, the Nightingale String Quartet. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Akron, studying with Alan Bodman and Cory Smith. In addition to her primary teachers, Amy has worked closely with Sarah Kwak and Vali Philips and has studied chamber music with Dmitri Atapine and Christina Rosser. Amy has also had the privilege of playing masterclasses with Noah Bendix-Balgley, Daniel Phillips, and the Miró Quartet, among others.
Originally from Michigan, Amy began her musical studies at age 10 through her school’s instrumental music program. She is the recipient of a Royal Oak Arts Council Grant and was chosen as the 2015 Davis Fellow at Ohio’s Lancaster Festival. As a performer, Amy has shared the stage with a diverse group of musicians, ranging from cellist Amit Peled to the folk band Trampled by Turtles. As a teacher, Amy has held private teaching positions at Firestone High School for the Performing Arts in Akron, OH, as well as at the University of Nevada, Reno as a teaching assistant.
Currently, Amy performs with the Fresno Philharmonic, Reno Philharmonic, and Reno Chamber Orchestra. She maintains a private studio at her home in Lodi, CA and is also a teacher at the B Sharp School of Music. When not with her violin, Amy can be found at her neighborhood yoga studio or marveling at her perpetually inspiring and surprising home garden.