- Performance: violin
An active solo and chamber musician, Joseph Lin has performed at Symphony Hall in Boston, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Wigmore Hall in London, Town Hall in Auckland, and the Salle Cortot in Paris. He has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Sapporo Symphony, the Taiwan National Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Ukraine National Philharmonic. His regular festival appearances include Marlboro, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Tucson Winter Festival, and the Strings Festival in Steamboat Springs. Mr. Lin was a founding member of the Formosa Quartet, winner of the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition.
In 1996, Mr. Lin was awarded First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts the same year. In 1999, he was selected for the Pro Musicis International Award, and in 2001, he won First Prize at the inaugural Michael Hill World Violin Competition in New Zealand. His recordings include the music of Korngold and Busoni on the Naxos label, the unaccompanied works of Bach and Ysaye on the N&F label, and the Formosa Quartet's debut CD released by EMI.
Joseph Lin's violin teachers have included Mary Canberg, Shirley Givens, and Lynn Chang. Mr. Lin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 2000. In 2002, he began an extended exploration of China, spending 2004 studying Chinese music in Beijing as a Fulbright Scholar. At Cornell, Joseph organized the inaugural Chinese Musicians Residency in April 2009. In 2009-2010, Joseph led a project with Cornell composers to study the violin Sonatas and Partitas of Bach, and to produce new pieces inspired by Bach. This culminated in a series of concerts premiering the new works alongside Bach's Sonatas and Partitas.
Mr. Lin's 2010-2011 season includes performances in Japan with pianist Orion Weiss and in Germany with pianist Alessio Bax; solo engagements with the Ukraine National Philharmonic, the Yomiuri Symphony in Tokyo, and the Taiwan National Symphony; and chamber music at Weill Recital Hall, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Tucson Winter Festival, and the Marlboro Festival.