Lindsey Stirling (born on September 21, 1986) is an American violinist, musician, dancer, performance artist, and composer. In 2010 she competed on the fifth season of America's Got Talent. Stirling is noted for her versatility performing music from country to hip hop. At the age of 23 Stirling was a quarter-finalist on the fifth season of America's Got Talent where she was known as the _Hip Hop Violinist_. After Stirling's performance, Sharon Osbourne said, "Wow... we love you Lindsey!_ and Piers Morgan called her performance "Electrifying!". At the age of 5, after being influenced by the classic music records played by her father, Stirling requested the opportunity to learn and play the violin. Stirling was classically trained through private lessons for 12 years. When she was 16, she joined a rock band with four friends called Stomp on Melvin.
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