Cho-Liang Lin (USA)
The Juilliard School
Artistic Director - Taipei Music Academy and Festival
In a concert career that has spanned the globe for more than thirty years, Cho-Liang Lin is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, and in a teaching studio. His recent concert engagements include solo appearances with orchestras of Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra; and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, and Shanghai Symphony.
Born in Taiwan, Mr. Lin studied at the Sydney Conservatorium before journeying to New York to enroll at Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay at age fifteen. He made his New York debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival with David Zinman at the age of 19 and soon thereafter with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, and his concert career was launched.
He was invited to join the faculty of the Juilliard School in 1991. In 2000 Musical America named him Instrumentalist of the Year. He joined the Shepherd School as Professor of Violin in 2006. An advocate for music of our time, Mr. Lin has enjoyed collaborations and premieres with composers such as John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lalo Schifrin, Paul Schoenfield, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Tan Dun, Joan Tower and John Williams. He appears regularly at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Lin has been Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest since 2001; he also serves as Artistic Director of Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, and he was recently appointed Artistic Director of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Music Summer Camp.
Mr. Lin’s extensive discography includes solo recordings for Sony Classical, Decca, Ondine, Naxos and BIS. His albums have won such awards as Gramophone’s Record of the Year, as well as two Grammy Award nominations. Mr. Lin plays the 1715 "Titian" Stradivarius.