Born in Taiwan, Cho-Liang Lin began his violin studies at the age five. As a 7th grader in Sydney, Mr. Lin played for Itzhak Perlman in a master class and heard about Perlman's teacher, Dorothy DeLay. Two years later, he began six years of study with Ms DeLay at The Juilliard School. His concert career was launched in 1980 with a debut with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta. Over the course of the next thirty-some years, Mr. Lin has performed as a soloist with virtually every major orchestra in the world. Apart from his duties at SummerFest, he is also Artistic Director of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. In addition, he has been on the faculty at The Juilliard School and is professor of violin at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston. In his various professional capacities, he has championed contemporary composers. His efforts to commission new works have led a diverse field of composers to write for him. The list includes John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Tan Dun, John Williams, Steven Stucky, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bright Sheng, Paul Schoenfield, Joan Tower and many more. Mr. Lin performs on either the 1715 Stradivarius named “Titian” or a 2000 Samuel Zygmuntowicz. His albums have won Grammy nominations and Gramophone Record of the Year.
Cho-Liang Lin last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2015.
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