Joseph Lin, Violin and Composer, has earned broad recognition for his mature artistry. Hailed as a “master of the violin” by the Boston Globe, Mr. Lin was awarded First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 1996 when just 17, and was named Presidential Scholar in the Arts the same year. In 1999, he became the youngest musician ever to be chosen to receive the Pro Musicus International Award. More recently, he won First Prize at the inaugural Michael Hill World Violin Competition in New Zealand, and one of the top prizes at the 2000 Hanover International Violin Competition. Mr. Lin graduated from Juilliard’s Pre-College Division and from Harvard, where he studied with Lynn Chang. In 2004 he studied Chinese music as a Fulbright scholar and in 2005 began an annual Chamber Music Workshop at the China Conservatory in Beijing. He is also a founding member of the Formosa String Quartet, which won first prize at the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. Mr. Lin is Assistant Professor of Violin at Cornell. Mr. Lin recently joined the renowned Juilliard String Quartet as the ensemble’s new first violinist. Along with the Quartet’s extensive performing schedule, he will begin teaching as a faculty member of the Juilliard School.
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