Lindsey Bordner, a St. Paul native, began studying the violin at age 7 after falling in love with fiddle music. She holds Master of Music degrees in Chamber Music and Violin Performance from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota.
Lindsey has a passion for chamber music that has guided her wide-ranging musical endeavors, from Baroque music to bluegrass. When not appearing with La Grande Bande, she can be seen on stage with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Stone Arch String Quartet, award-winning bluegrass group No Man’s String Band, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, or one of several midwest regional orchestras. As a founding member of string quartet Thalia Strings, Lindsey has traveled the world giving concerts on cruise ships. She has arranged over 30 pop songs for string quartet. As a violin teacher, Lindsey enjoys fostering students’ curiosity and sense of achievement. She feels privileged to share her training and passion for music with audiences while continuing to pursue her love of artistic collaboration in spontaneous and meaningful ways.