Cellist Sieun Lin has been a Pre-College faculty member at Juilliard since 2014. A former faculty member at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Indiana University String Academy, the U.S. Presidential Scholar’s program of the U.S. Department of Education named Lin Most Distinguished Teacher in 2015.
Her students have won top awards and prizes including the Davidson Fellowship Scholarship, the American String Teachers Association Solo Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Solo Competition, the Johansen International Competition, the Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition, and others. Her students have participated in the Perlman Music Program and the Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen, Yellow Barn, and [email protected] music festivals. They have collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Seattle Symphony.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lin received BM and MM degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Irene Sharp. Lin studied chamber music with Bonnie Hampton, Nathan Schwartz, Mark Sokol, Ian Swensen, and Paul Hersh, and played in master classes taught by Anner Bylsma, Josef Gingold, Robert Mann, Yo-Yo Ma, and Paul Katz.