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Letting God shine through the music

From the April 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal


 Last June, Lindsay Garritson was one of 30 young pianists from around the world invited to compete in the 14th quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a graduate of Principia College and Yale School of Music. Lindsay grew up as a Christian Scientist in St. Louis, where their family home was filled with music. She, her sisters, and her brother contributed a variety of sounds as they practiced on violin, cello, and piano, while their mother (piano and flute) and father (clarinet) taught (and still teach) music at colleges nearby. The family enjoys making music together, and though it’s become increasingly difficult as their careers have spread them out, they have performed in public in many places (in venues across the United States, Europe, and South America).

Shortly after Lindsay’s involvement in last year’s Van Cliburn competition, and after she had attended classes and given performances at Chicago’s summer music festival at Ravinia and the Bogota International Piano Festival, I talked with her about her career, her personal beliefs, and her goals in life.

LINDSAY GARRITSON

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