Alumni Updates from Lindsay Garritson

Photo courtesy of the Montreal International Piano Competition

Last week pianist Lindsay Garritson sent us an update on her musical career. Currently a Master’s student at the Yale School of Music studying with renowned pianist Boris Berman, Lindsay is proud to have just won the school-wide concerto competition! As a result, she will perform the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Yale Philharmonia in November. Lindsay is also opening the season of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in January 2012 as the featured soloist on Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, under conductor Steward Robinson.

To add to her list of accomplishments, Lindsay also won $15,000 as the second place prizewinner in the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition. Third prize was claimed by From the Top alum and pianist Henry Kramer (Show 067 and Show 110), and last year alum Benjamin Beilman (Show 084) snagged first place in this competition!

Lindsay appeared on From The Top Show 019 in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 when she was 12. She performed Sonatina in G, Op. 100, 4th movement by Antonín Dvořák with 12-year-old violinist Erin Schreiber as part of “The Spring Duo.” Their performance received an Audience Choice Award during the show.

We’ve received many exciting updates from alums this spring! It’s amazing to see how From the Top alumni are making an impact in the musical community even years – or in Lindsay’s case, a decade – after appearing on our show.

Are you a From the Top alum? Send your musical updates to and we’ll post them on this blog!