Cho-Liang Lin


Cho-Liang Lin Photo credit: Paul Brody

In a concert career that has spanned the globe for more than 30 years, Cho-Liang Lin is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, and in the teaching studio. His recent concert engagements include solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Nashville Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the Royal Philharmonic. In 2000 Musical America named him Instrumentalist of the Year. He 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, John Williams, and many more. He 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. Mr. Lin’s recordings have won such awards as Gramophone’s Record of the Year, as well as Grammy Award nominations. Born in Taiwan, Mr. Lin studied at the Sydney Conservatorium before enrolling at The Juilliard School to study with Dorothy DeLay at age 15. He was invited to join the faculty of The Juilliard School in 1991. He is currently a professor at Rice University and plays the 1715 "Titian" Stradivarius.