Cellist Lindsey Sharpe is an active performer, teacher, and administrator based in Chicago, Illinois. A Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion Freeman Fellow in both the Orchestral and Ensemble programs, she is a mentor for the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative and the Business and Memberships Manager for El Sistema USA. Ms. Sharpe also concurrently serves as a Cello Fellow in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Amongst the many prestigious summer festivals to which she has been invited are Spoleto Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Sitka International Cello Seminar, Chautauqua Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Meadowmount School of Music, the Brevard Music Center, and Interlochen Arts Camp.
With a passion for music education, Ms. Sharpe has maintained a small private cello and piano studio in every city in which she has lived.
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she began playing cello at age 7 and piano at age 10. In 2007, Lindsey was accepted into the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program and studied with Martha Gerschefski until she graduated high school in 2015. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Rice University, where she studied with Anthony Elliott and Norman Fischer, respectively. MS. Sharpe has held former arts administrator posts with the University Musical Society, University of Michigan School of Music, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Sphinx Organization.