Lindsay Johnson has played the cello since age 11. While attending The Las Vegas Academy for Performing Arts, she participated in the Las Vegas Youth Symphony and Philharmonic, All-State Orchestra, and received superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble. She has won multiple competitions and received several scholarships for cello playing, including The Jay Morrison Scholarship.
Lindsay has also performed in several ballets and operas, including Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
Her performance experience outside of classical ensembles include the show Cats, The Wiz, Cinderella, Seussical, Violet, The Medium, and Les Miserables. She also played for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the 2013 Latin Grammies, a combination performance of The Human Voice by Poulenc, The Telephone by Menotti, a performance with Sin City Opera in a benefit concert entitled Ribbon of Life in June of 2014, as well as Frank, The Man. The Music at The Palazzo Theatre.
She also has been playing for weddings, parties, etc., since the age of 14. Lindsay graduated with her Associate’s Degree from the College of Southern Nevada in Performing Arts. While attending CSN, she served as principle cellist for the CSN Orchestra and was a featured soloist with the group in the spring of 2012. Currently she is pursuing her Bachelors of Arts in Music Education at UNLV, under the tutelage of Andrew Smith. Lindsay has also studied with Robin Reinarz, Lee Richie, Moonlight Tran, Mandy Andreason, and Daniel Gaisford.