Violinist Cho-Liang Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He has been a Juilliard faculty member since 1991. He won the Queen Sophia International Violin Competition in Spain at age 17. He has played with New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival (conducted by David Zinman), with the Philadelphia Orchestra (conducted by Eugene Ormandy), and with the London Symphony (conducted by André Previn). Lin has made solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has had chamber music performances with Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Jaime Laredo, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, and Emanuel Ax.
Lin has recorded major concerto, recital, and chamber music repertoire on the Sony Classical, Ondine, Naxos, and BIS labels. His awards include Stereo Review Record of the Year, Gramophone Record of the Year, and Grammy nominations. He is music director of La Jolla SummerFest, founder of the Taipei International Music Festival, and an adjudicator for the Indianapolis and Sibelius Competitions. Lin studied violin with Sylvia Lee in Taiwan and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia with Robert Pikler. He received his BM from Juilliard as a student of Dorothy DeLay.