Stretching the Boundaries of the Violin
Whether appearing with her six-piece band or as a solo artist, violinist Lynnette Thredgold is a masterful musician and entertainer who has the ability to share the beauty, energy, and magic of her music with your audience. Her music reflects passion and emotion with a unique style. Classically trained, Lynnette stretches the boundaries of the violin. Pop, blues, jazz, classical, and a "taste of country" are all a part of her show.
Lynnette has played professionally for more than 25 years. She has a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Utah. She has studied with William Prucell, Andreas Cardenas, Leonard Posner, and has taught violin at the University of Texas at Austin. She served as concertmaster with the Ballet West/Utah Chamber Orchestra and Pioneer Theater Company for many years. She has also been a member of professional orchestras in Colorado, Idaho, Texas, and Utah.
Her work with diverse artists—including Mannheim Steamroller, The Moody Blues, Mel Torme, Bill Cosby, Debbie Reynolds, Wayne Newton, Josh Groban, and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page—influenced her to stretch the boundaries of the violin and music. In 1995, Lynnette began performing her own show with backup artists on piano, bass, drum, sax, harp, and flute, including Jed Moss, pianist formerly with Air Supply. When playing as a soloist, the full sound of her backup band is recorded on a minus track. Lynnette has released three CDs co-produced by Mannheim Steamroller's Chuck Penington—Amazing Grace, Cool Energy, and the newly released Dancing with the Red Priest.
Her other interests have included bodybuilding and pro wrestling. She has been a world-class competitive natural bodybuilder earning several titles including U.S. National Masters Champion in 1999. Lynnette was also cast as Phantom in the nationally televised Women of Wrestling in 2000.
In 2005 Lynnette developed and founded Lynnette Thredgold School of Music because of her broad background and appreciation of musical genres. "I realized I wanted to give something back and it's important that students realize their own potential. I want them to understand the depth of who they are as individuals and help them express that knowledge through music."
TREK Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
Davis Arts Council's "Summer Nights with the Stars 2008"
National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors
Intermountain Electrical Association
The Deseret Foundation
Helper Intermountain Theatre
Ogden Medical-Surgical Society
Holladay Chamber of Commerce
National Speakers Association
Palm Springs Desert Resort
Pioneer Theatre Guild
Strategic Planning Group
French Professional Speakers Association
Nu Skin Enterprises
Utah Society of Association Executives
Utah Retirement Systems
Women's Business Center
Ladies' Literary Club
Melaleuca National Convention
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho
University of Utah
Salt Lake City Newcomers Club
Albion Advanced Nutrition
The Jackson State Bank & Trust
UMA Financial Services
Utah Arts Festival
Association of Idaho Cities
Your presence at the First International Conference of the French Professional Speakers Association organized in Paris on 11-12 March 2009 was a huge success. The energy and enthusiasm of your musical performance captured the audience and left them wanting more. Your participation added a new dimension to the conference and provided our audience with an imaginative and unique performance by an exceptional artist.
—French Professional Speakers Association
Your ability to showcase the violin and take it to new limits is remarkable. As one patron emailed to me following the show, "thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing Lynnette. She was amazing." It was no surprise that the audience was on their feet by the end of the night. You truly have a unique gift.
—Davis Arts Council's "Summer Nights with the Stars" 2008 Concert Series
Your music had such an energy and a unique edge that everyone at the party was in complete awe. The key executives at TREK, and many, many customers, told me that this was the best party and entertainment ever put on by TREK! Thanks again Lynnette for a spectacular and flawless performance!
—TREK Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (Ohio)
Many patrons commented on what a great "show-woman" you are. Your show would be enjoyable for anyone who loves music whether it be pop, jazz, blues, or classical. Even an audience with different musical interests would still give you a standing ovation.
—Palmdale Playhouse (California)
Two years back to back, your performance has been fabulous. Any meeting planner would be quite pleased with both your energy and performance results—everyone loves hearing you make magical music. And, the way you connect with your audience is mesmerizing.
—National Speakers Association
Your performance was absolutely electrifying.
—Ogden Medical-Surgical Society
We heard from many that they physically felt a range of emotions through your music; and your lively personality resonated with the audience! Your gifted artistry was enjoyed by everyone—the varied selections giving us a taste of the light-hearted to the spiritual!
—Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho
The music provided at the picnic in the park was perfect for our audience. It was impressive how the youth were included in one of the numbers.
—Association of Idaho Cities
Thank you for a most enjoyable evening at our Annual MountainStar Healthcare Leadership Retreat. Lynnette's high energy and skillful music performance set a tone for our meeting.
I really do not know what to say as I am at a loss for words but the Pioneer Theatre Guild was truly fortunate to have had you entertain at our recent Tea. I personally was in awe with your outstanding performance. Everyone there enjoyed your music and my daughter said that some of your music "brought her to tears". We will not soon forget your performance.
—Pioneer Theatre Guild
Lynnette is a gifted performer and supplied our evening event the balance we were looking for.
—WLA Investments (Orange County, CA)
Amazing Grace is a delightful collection of contemporary, classical, and traditional arrangements of familiar hymn tunes. Lynnette's violin is accompanied by a variety of instruments, including piano, percussion, harp, flute, and guitar. Co-produced by Mannheim Steamroller's Chuck Penington, Amazing Grace offers listeners a unique sound unlike anything available.
Cool Energy defies classification in one musical genre. It was co-produced by Chuck Penington, orchestra director of Mannheim Steamroller, who composed or arranged a number of its pieces. Many of the selections are "pop," while others have a definite "blues" or "jazz" feel. The recording features Lynnette on violin along with Jed Moss on piano. Other talented musicians perform on percussion, flute, harp, bass guitar, sax and more.
Dancing with the Red Priest
Lynnette's versatile violin is featured once again with her band in this ultimate musical fusion, co-produced by Chuck Penington of Mannheim Steamroller. The sensual, alluring tango rhythm of "Astorianna"; the masterful artistry of "Rhapsody in Blue" with Air Supply's Jed Moss on piano; the serene, exquisite melody of "Ave Maria"; the Vivaldi-esque merriment of "Red Priest Steps Out" (from which the CD draws its title)—each track is a masterpiece on its own. Combined into one volume, Lynnette's latest CD is sure to provide hours of listening pleasure.
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