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Cho-Liang Lin

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Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin, one of today’s foremost violin virtuosos, appears annually with major orchestras and on key recital and chamber music series on five continents. Acclaimed for his beautifully nuanced playing, Mr. Lin was chosen by Musical America in 2000 as its “Instrumentalist of the Year.”

Mr. Lin’s 2003-04 season includes engagements with the BBC Symphony at the Proms, BBC Philharmonic in Manchester and the Ireland Camerata. Among his other guest appearances are those with orchestras in Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was recently heard in a recital at New York’s Alice Tully Hall in May 2003. With the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he performs in New York and on tour, highlighted by an appearance at Boston’s Gardner Museum.

Recently, Mr. Lin played with great distinction as guest artist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Residentie Orchestra, the Madrid RTVE, the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Houston Symphony and the Montreal Symphony, among others.

Cho-Liang Lin founded the Taipei International Music Festival in 1997, the first large-scale international music festival in the history of his native country. He led a second festival in May 2000 and is planning a third in 2003. Some of the concerts have been shown on giant television simulcasts outside the concert hall to audiences of up to 30,000 people.

In the summer of 2002 he led his second season at the SummerFest LaJolla, which included the world premiere of a work for solo violin composed by Esa-Pekka Salonen for Mr. Lin. He also made return appearances in Aspen, Santa Fe, the Naantali Festival in Finland, and with the Malaysian Philharmonic.

An advocate of contemporary composers, Cho-Liang Lin has premiered works by Tan Dun, Joel Hoffman, Christopher Rouse, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Elie Siegmeister, Bright Sheng, George Tsontakis and George Walker. In San Diego and Taipei, he has presented the world premiere of two concertos by the Taiwanese composer Gordon Chin.

Mr. Lin has released numerous recordings on the Sony Classical label and has won such awards as Gramophone’s “Record of the Year” as well as two Grammy nominations. Recent albums include a disc of sonatas by Debussy, Poulenc and Ravel with pianist Paul Crossley, and a Schubert chamber music disc. He has recorded Tan Dun’s violin concerto, “Out of Peking Opera,” with the Helsinki Philharmonic and conductor Muhai Tang for the Ondine label. For Decca, he has recorded Aaron Jay Kernis’ Concerto for Violin and Guitar with conductor Hugh Wolff, guitarist Sharon Isbin and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Soon to be released is a recording with the Helsinki Philharmonic of the Rouse Violin Concerto for the Ondine label (he performed both the world and New York premieres).

Born in Taiwan in 1960, Cho-Liang Lin began his violin lessons when he was 5 years old. At the age of 12, he went to Sydney to continue his musical studies. Three years later, inspired by an encounter with Itzhak Perlman, he arrived in New York in 1975 to audition for Mr. Perlman’s teacher, the late Dorothy DeLay, at the Juilliard School. Within two years of his enrollment, Mr. Lin won the first Queen Sofia Violin Competition in Madrid and his concert career was soon launched. He has been a member of the Juilliard faculty since 1991 and resides in New York with his wife and daughter. His violin is the 1734 Guarneri del Gesù “The Duke of Camposelice.”

March 2004

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BRUCH - Concerto in G Minor (Scottisch Fantasy - Refer)
GLAZUNOV - smaller places only
MOZART - Sinfonie Concertante
PROKOFIEV - Concerto No 1 & 2
SAINT-SAENS - Concerto No 3

All repertoire suggestions to be referred to artist.

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