Lindsay Groves came to CNY to join the Syracuse Symphony after earning a degree in cello from Northwestern University and performing with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. As a member of the orchestra and its successor, Symphoria, she has served as chamber musician, soloist, member of the Board of Directors, Artistic Advisory, and Orchestra Committees, Assistant Principal Cellist, Acting Principal Cellist, and (presently) Principal Cellist.
Her summer music festival performances have been in CO, NC, CA, WI, FL, ME, Switzerland, Italy, AK, and China. Her love of chamber music lead her to found the Skaneateles Festival in 1980, where, as Music Director, she programmed and produced approximately 140 concerts over the next eleven years. Her chamber music collaborators have included Schlomo Mintz, Daniel Heifetz, Laurie Smukkler, Peter Winograd, Nicholas Eanet, Andres Cardenes, Wu Hung, Victor Dancenko, Ilya Kaler, Godfried Hoogeveen, Jeffrey Solow, Ann Williams, the Ying Quartet, Eliot Fiske, Gary Karr, Ian Hobson, Ruth Laredo, Andre Michel Schub, Jeffrey Kahane, Awadagin Pratt, Martha Katz, Nabuco Imai, Heidi Castelman, Yitzak Scotten, and Paul Coletti, Other orchestral memberships have been in the JFK Center Opera House Orchestra in Washington, DC, the Spoleto Festival in Italy (as Principal), the N.C. Symphony, and the Hawaii Symphony (as Principal in 2014-15). As a freelancer, she has worked with the Baltimore Symphony, the Monterey (CA) Symphony, the SW Florida Symphony (as Principal), the NEPA Philharmonic, the Esopus Chamber Orchestra (as Principal), the Binghamton Philharmonic, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. In addition to chamber music and recital appearances in CNY and elsewhere, she has soloed with orchestra in the Haydn D major, Schumann, Elgar, and Dvorak Cello Concerti. She lives in Skaneateles.