Stirling on YouTube Fame and Returning to Her Hometown
By Melissa FossumThu., Oct. 11 2012
Violinist Lindsey Stirling has a little something for everyone, primarily
mixing classical and electronic music together. She became a YouTube
sensation thanks to her innovative covers. She even wore elf ears in
her Zelda suite. Her music videos are just as beautiful as her music,
traveling to locales like New Zealand, Kenya, and just outside of her
home in Utah.
Up on the Sun: You had a show moved from Martini Ranch to Marquee Theatre
here. Have you played a headlining show in Phoenix before?
Lindsey Stirling: No, never. Pretty much everywhere I've been, this
is my first time, yeah, this is my first time ever headlining. It's
You have grown tremendously in popularity over the last few years.
Would you say your videos are the primary reason for that?
I would say yes, definitely. I always joke -- seriously -- that all
my success is the YouTube market. I tried so many different things to
try to make it as a performer whether it was playing all over the place
for free, just handing out resumes to talent agencies, and yet nothing
really took until I started doing YouTube.
What was your big breakthrough song?
I would say it was one of my original songs, actually called "Crystallize."