Lindsey Eastham (b. 1993) is a contemporary percussionist who is passionate about creating new music and exciting performances. A southern California native, Lindsey is currently based out of London where she is actively developing a career in performance and arts administration as well as working towards a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As co-founder and artistic director of un/pitched: New Music Network, she has developed several projects presenting new music with a focus on direct composer/performer collaboration. Lindsey is active both around the U.S. and internationally with Hiromu Nagahama in their acclaimed mallet duo, EASTHAMA.
Winners of the Southern California International Marimba Competition (2014) and the Great Plains International Marimba Competition (2017), EASTHAMA have premiered new works for percussion duo by Gordon Stout and Dallas Joseph Howard, as well as the U.S. premiere of Maciej Malecki's double concerto Contemplations at the Fountain with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra in 2017. EASTHAMA have performed at the After Dinner Mint Concert Series (2017); at the Southern California Marimba Concert Series (2016); and with the World Percussion Group during their European tour in the Summer of 2017, where they performed at many institutions, including The Sibelius Academy and The Royal Danish School of Music.
With composer Dallas J. Howard, Lindsey started un/pitched: an organization focused on bringing together different institutions, communities, and their respective audiences through new music, and inspiring young musicians through education. Since it’s inception in early 2017, Un/Pitched has completed a call for scores for percussion trio, hosted two performances of the winner’s music by the Un/Pitched Percussion Trio at Ithaca College and Cornell University, as well as presented a full orchestral program of works by local composers performed by the Un/Pitched Sandbox Orchestra. Their latest project, Metamorphosis, brought about 4 brand new vibraphone and percussion solos from composers in the U.S. and Europe. Lindsey premiered these pieces during a tour across the US, presenting them alongside educational discussions on project building, entrepreneurship, and new music performance.
An experienced educator, Lindsey has taught percussion and piano privately since 2014, and from 2016-2018 taught a class on percussion methods to music education majors alongside a studio of music minor and non-major percussion students at Ithaca College.As a visiting artist, Lindsey continues to share her passion for new music through clinics and masterclasses, and has presented at institutions including Oklahoma City University; Southern Utah University ;Texas A&M University Commerce; Cal Poly Pomona; and The Sibelius Academy.
Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Northridge, a Master of Music degree from Ithaca College, and is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Lindsey is proud to endorse Marimba One as a discovery artist.