Lisa Dondlinger, violin

Lisa Dondlinger, orchestra member and violinist for the New West Symphony is cohost for the Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition.

Hailed by Peabo Bryson as “the finest first chair in the business”, Lisa Dondlinger is being recognized as a game changer in the music industry.

Equally at home in the worlds of classical and pop music, Lisa combines the technique of a studio musician with the charisma of a leading artist.

A Grammy nominated artist herself, Lisa has performed and recorded with all of the top artists of our time ranging from Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and John Legend to Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder.

She has performed as a soloist and/or Concertmaster on television shows such as The GRAMMYS,  American Idol, The Voice, The Tonight Show, The American Music Awards, The Ellen Show, The Latin GRAMMY Awards, X Factor, Rising Star and Home for the Holidays.

Her lengthy list of television credits also includes The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, Dancing with the Stars, Penny Dreadful and Luke Cage,  to name a few.

Lisa has played on the soundtracks to many major motion pictures including the Academy Award nominated score for Passengers as well as recent blockbusters Finding Dory and The Jungle Book.

She also performed regularly with mega superstar Céline Dion in her latest production entitled, Céline.