Joseph Lin

College Division

College Division: 

  • Violin, Chamber Music

Pre-College Division

Pre-College Division: 

  • Violin, Chamber Music

Contact Information

Contact Information

Has performed at such venues as Symphony Hall in Boston, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Town Hall in Auckland. Has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Taiwan National Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Ukraine National Philharmonic. Regular festival appearances include Marlboro, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Tucson Winter Festival.

Founding member of the Formosa Quartet, winner of the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. First Prize, Concert Artists Guild International Competition, 1996. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, 1996. Pro Musicis International Award, 1999. First Prize at the inaugural Michael Hill World Violin Competition in New Zealand, 2001. Recordings include the music of Korngold and Busoni with pianist Benjamin Loeb (Naxos); the complete unaccompanied works of Bach and Ysaÿe (N&F); an album of Debussy, Franck, and Milhaud with pianist Orion Weiss (N&F); and the Formosa Quartet’s debut CD (EMI). With the JSQ, recorded Elliot Carter’s Quartet No. 5 (Sony Classical) in 2013. His latest recording project, the Mozart A major Violin Concerto with original cadenzas, will be released in January 2017 on the N&F label.

Assistant professor at Cornell University, 2007-2011, where he organized the inaugural Chinese Musicians Residency in 2009.

Degrees and Studies

Early studies at Juilliard Pre-College Division; graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude, in 2000.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2011.