Joseph Lin has been first violinist with the Juilliard String Quartet (J.S.Q.) since 2011. He 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. Lin has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Taiwan National Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, and Ukraine National Philharmonic. He has made regular appearances at the Marlboro, Seattle Chamber, and Tucson Winter music festivals.
Lin is a founding member of the Formosa Quartet and winner of the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. In 1996, he won first prize in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The same year, he was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Lin won the Pro Musicis International Award in 1999 and first prize at the inaugural Michael Hill World Violin Competition in New Zealand in 2001. His recordings include music by 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 album (EMI). With the J.S.Q., Lin recorded Elliot Carter’s Quartet No. 5 (Sony Classical) in 2013. His recording of Mozart’s A-Major Violin Concerto with original cadenzas was released in January 2017 on the N&F label.
Lin has been a faculty member since 2011.