Lindy Billhardt

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Boston University, Master of Music, 2025
Boston University, Bachelor of Music, 2023

Lindy Billhardt is a master’s student at Boston University studying double bass performance with Ben Levy. She graduated with her bachelor’s in performance from BU in 2023. Lindy has previously attended the Monteux Festival, and has been accepted into the Aspen and Roundtop Festivals. She also pursues work in music libraries, and is a Library Assistant for the Boston Symphony, and was a Library Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and Spoleto Festival USA.

What inspired you to become a musician?
My first youth orchestra program— the Rivers Youth Orchestra!

Who are your all-time favorite composers and/or pieces? Why?
Beethoven and Mahler, and their symphonies. I love large scale orchestral works, and these symphonies are pretty all-encompassing!

What is an interesting fact about you and/or your instrument?
I love to cook, specifically creating all sorts of pasta sauces from scratch.

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Cooking, sailing, crocheting, going on hikes/walks.

Why did you choose the NRO?
Orchestral music and playing in large ensembles have always been central to my career and are the foundation of my love for classical music. Attending the NRO is an unparalleled opportunity to perform so much great music with an incredible orchestra, all in a beautiful location!