Joseph Lin, violin
Sought after as a performer and teacher, Joseph Lin regularly appears at the finest halls, festivals, and conservatories throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. He was first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet from 2011 to 2018, and was a founding member of the Formosa Quartet, winner of the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. In 1996, he 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 International Violin Competition in New Zealand. His 2019 projects include a collaboration with Robert Levin presenting Beethoven and Schubert on period instruments, a Musicians from Marlboro tour on violin and viola, and performances of Bartók's Second Violin Concerto. Celebrating Beethoven year 2020, Mr. Lin leads a series of performances of Beethoven’s late String Quartets for Camerata Pacifica. He also marks the 300th year of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas with performances of the full cycle in Boston and Philadelphia. Mr. Lin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 2000, and in 2002, began an extended exploration of China, spending 2004 studying Chinese music in Beijing as a Fulbright Scholar. From 2007 to 2011, he was an assistant professor at Cornell University, and in 2011, he joined the faculty of The Juilliard School.