Wayne Lin, violin

Chinese-American violinist, Wayne Lin, is the Associate Concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been acting as Concertmaster since 2016. As a member of the SPO since 2008, he has performed multiple tours throughout Europe, Asia, and America, and made successful recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon label. On top of his duties with the SPO, Mr. Lin has also received recognition for his work as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to regular solo performances with the SPO, Mr. Lin has garnered acclaim as a soloist with the orchestras of Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Fox Valley in America, as well as the Chengdu Symphony in China, the Sudecka Philharmonic in Poland, and the Martinu and Hradec Králové Philharmonics in the Czech Republic. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lin has performed frequently on the SPO’s chamber music series, and is a member of the Seoul String Quartet, Felix Trio, and the chamber ensemble, PACE. He has also been a performing artist at the Pyeongchang Music Festival and the Seoul Spring Festival. In 2015, Mr. Lin performed a well-received Beethoven Piano-Violin Sonata Cycle at the Seoul Arts Center. When he’s not performing, Mr. Lin greatly enjoys teaching and has been an instructor at the Korea National University of the Arts, teaching orchestral studies and chamber music. Prior to his arrival in Seoul, Mr. Lin served as Concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony during the 2007-2008 season and was also a member of the well-renowned Sejong Soloists. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School, as a student of Glenn Dicterow, and then went on to complete his Master's degree and Artist Diploma at the Yale School of Music, under the tutelage of Peter Oundjian. During his studies at Juilliard and Yale, he frequently served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and Yale Philharmonia, as well as the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Other teachers he has studied with include, Ani Kavafian, Frank Almond, Michael Gilbert, and Soovin Kim. Mr. Lin plays on a 1779 J.B. Guadagnini violin.