|Born||1979 (age 37–38)
|Labels||Edel AG/Universal Music Group|
At nineteen, she was spotted by the music producers Oliver Adams and Praga Khan during a violin session. This resulted in her fronting Tattoo of Pain, an American heavy metal group. Linzi Stoppard then formed a duo called Babe Instinct, for which she provided the vocals. Later, she went back to electric violin and gave several performances.
In June 2004, she married Will Stoppard, son of Tom Stoppard and Dr. Miriam Stoppard. In 2006, the director Stephen L'Heureux offered her a cameo role in his next film, after he saw her performing at the Cannes Film Festival.
At the end of 2007 Linzi joined Ben Lee to form a heavy-metal duo known as 'FUSE'. FUSE has performed at several events, including C Music TV's European launch event at the 2008 Cannes Television festival and the 2009 British Red Cross International Fundraising Committee Gala Ball.
Later in 2009, Stoppard posed for a publicity stunt at the launch of the world's most expensive electric violin, in part to promote the duo's album. The album released, in 2010, features a version of Coldplay's Fix You.
FUSE are also keen educators and were interviewed in the "European String Teachers Association" magazine in the summer of 2010.
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