Lindsay Garritson

February 27, 2019, 12:15 pm

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Award winning pianist Lindsay Garritson performs works by Haydn, Glinka, and Prokofiev live from the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Broadcast.

Pianist Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She has appeared as soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica Barra Mansa (Brazil), the Yale Philharmonic Orchestra, and the European Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

An award-winning performer, Lindsay has received top prizes at the Montreal International Piano Competition, USASU Bosendorfer International Piano Competition, Yale Woolsey Concerto Competition, and the Mozarteum International Chopin Competition (Salzburg). She was invited as one of thirty participants internationally to compete in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and she was soon after selected as one of six finalists worldwide for the German Piano Award in Frankfurt, Germany.

Also an active participant at music festivals and courses worldwide, Lindsay has attended Music@Menlo’s International Program, The Steans Institute (Ravinia Festival), Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar in England, Aspen Music Festival, International Holland Music Sessions, Orford Arts Center, (Canada), Amalfi Coast Music Festival (Italy), Prague International Master classes, Nancy Music Festival (France), the Igualada Master classes (Spain), Mozarteum International Master Classes (Austria), and Obidos International Piano Master classes (Portugal). An avid chamber musician, Lindsay has performed with Ani Kavafian, Carter Brey, and Ettore Causa, among many others.

She has appeared in master classes with artists such as Leon Fleisher, Stephen Hough, Andras Schiff, Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, John Perry, Thomas Ades, Gil Kalish, Wu Han, Jeremy Denk, Hung-Kuan Chen, Ann Schein, and Matti Raekaellio.

Also an accomplished violinist, Lindsay was concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for three years.  She has had the honor of performing for such dignitaries as Jimmy Carter and Colin Powell, and she has participated in master classes with Leonidas Kavakos and Lewis Kaplan. Her teachers have included John Kendall, founder of the Suzuki movement in the United States.

Lindsay holds degrees from Principia College (B.A. in Music) and Yale School of Music (M.M. and Artist Diploma). Her piano teachers include Boris Berman, Luiz de Moura Castro, Choong-Mo Kang, Zena Ilyashov, Emilio Del Rosario, the late Jane Allen, and Jennifer Lim Judd. She is currently a doctoral student in her third year of studies at the University of Miami as a student of Santiago Rodriguez.

Biography courtesy of IMF Chicago.

  • Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:48, by Joseph Haydn
    Andante con espressione
    Rondo. Presto

  • The Lark, by Mikhail Glinka
    arr. Mily Balakirev

  • Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, by Sergei Prokofiev
    Allegro inquieto
    Andante caloroso