Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. Renowned for appearances as a soloist with major orchestras, he is also frequently heard in recital and in chamber music. Musical America named Mr. Lin its 'Instrumentalist of the Year' in 2000.

Born in Taiwan in 1960, Cho-Liang Lin began his violin lessons when he was 5 years old. At the age of 12, he went to Sydney to continue his musical studies. His early teachers include Sylvia Lee and Robert Pikler. Inspired by an encounter with Itzhak Perlman while in Sydney, he arrived in New York in 1975 to audition for Mr. Perlman's teacher, the late Dorothy DeLay, at the Juilliard School. Within two years of his enrollment, Mr. Lin won the first Queen Sofia Violin Competition in Madrid and his concert career was soon launched.

A strong advocate of contemporary composers, Cho-Liang Lin has premiered works by Tan Dun, Christopher Rouse, Esa-Pekka Salonen and many other composers. Previous recordings by Mr. Lin have been recognized with awards such as Gramophone 'Record of the Year' and two Grammy Award nominations.

Since 1991, Cho-Liang Lin has been a member of the Juilliard faculty. His violin is the 1734 Guarnieri del Gesù 'The Duke of Camposelice'.

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Christopher Rouse
Der gerettete Alberich
Violin Concerto

Evelyn Glennie, percussion
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor
ODE 1016-2

Released 02/2004

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Tan Dun
Out of Peking Opera
Death and Fire
Orchestral Theatre II: Re

Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Muhai Tang, conductor
ODE 864-2

Released 01/1998

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