Linzi Stoppard has earned rock star status across the globe, with more than 12 million YouTube views, live audiences exceeding 120 million and her exclusive, £1 million Swarovski Crystal violin, which is almost as dazzling as its owner.
The string sensation enjoys critical acclaim as both solo artist and half of virtuoso electric violin duo FUSE, alongside Ben Lee, who plays a matching, bespoke Swarovski Signature Bridge and is the official, five-times Guinness World Record Holder for Fastest Violinist in the World.
Her stellar, worldwide performances have enthralled a galaxy of megastars, with Ivana Trump and Hugh Hefner securing her for their A-list birthday extravaganzas; Dita Von Teese delivering a show-stopping performance with her at the Natural History Museum; mesmerising the Queen at The Chelsea Flower Show - where Ringo Starr also requested a performance - and Princes William and Harry at The Royal Audi Polo - and receiving a standing ovation from Rod Stewart, among others.
A mastery of transcending boundaries of musical convention - straddling rock, dance and contemporary melodies - has led Linzi to enjoy diverse performances, headlining the International GQ Awards and the Singapore Grand Prix - sharing a bill with Katy Perry and Noel Gallagher - as well as the Henley Festival with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Paloma Faith and even inspiring Pink Floyd's Nick Mason to offer FUSE his drumming services.
Linzi's extraordinary gift was first recognised when she was selected for the prestigious Suzuki Violin School as a child protege of just four-years-old. She was catapulted to fame after being selected to front American heavy medal group, Tattoo of Pain (vocals/electric violin) as a teenager, leading to worldwide record deals with labels including EMI Europe, Avex and Never Records (Geffen, USA).
She then set about conquering the dance world, forming Babe Instinct and recording dance hits including Fade to Grey - which triumphed across Europe and appeared on assorted albums including Ministry of Sound's The Annual - before nurturing her own, unique sound and forging her extraordinary solo career.
And Linzi's work with FUSE has cemented her status as one of the world's most coveted electric violinists, proving the instrument can be just as versatile, powerful and dynamic as the electric guitar and creating radical innovations to reinterpret tracks and render melodies that were originally vocals.
Their unique brand of entertainment has a truly global appeal, seeing FUSE perform at prestigious events everywhere from Moscow, Mumbai, Cannes, Monaco, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Calgary, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Dubai, Hong Kong and Istanbul.
With her raven hair and striking beauty, it's no surprise that Linzi has also become a darling of the fashion world. After being signed as a teenager, she has been represented on the Specials Models Boards at Premiere Models and Models 1, modeling for designers including Bruce Oldfield and even straddling a horse to launch Fashion For The Brave in Jasper Conran's iconic, Union Jack flag dress at Household Cavalry.
Since fashion and music go hand-in-hand, Linzi also had the honour of co-writing and recording music for the Alexander McQueen Paris Fashion Show with FUSE and has performed at assorted fashion events.
Linzi and FUSE also collaborated with British jeweler Theo Fennell recently, to create the world’s first-ever 24-carat golden violins worth more than £2m each, with each scroll encrusted with his signature, jewel-encrusted skull.
Linzi and Ben are also ambassadors for The Prince's Trust and she lends her support to a host of other worthy charities, like The Stroke Association, Macmillan and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
And with exciting, new announcements in the pipeline, the world-conquering violinist is gearing up to add many more strings to her bow.