Performing at Chamber Music International

Performing at Chamber Music International

On September 27, Cho-Liang Lin opens the 34th season at Chamber Music International, performing with Min Xiao-Fen (pipa), Michael Shih (violin), Atar Arad (viola), and Sophie Shao (cello).

The concert features selections from classical European folk music as well the music of jazz legend Thelonius Monk, reinterpreted for pipa. The final portion of the concert will be the Dallas-Fort Worth premiere of Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera.”

Returning to La Jolla for the SummerFest Finale

Returning to La Jolla for the SummerFest Finale

On August 23, Cho-Liang Lin returns to La Jolla Music Society for Concerto Grosso, the final concert of SummerFest 2019.

Celebrating the concerto grosso, the evening includes works by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and more. Lin performs Bach’s Concerto in D for Three Violins and Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo. Other soloists included James Ehnes (violin), Augustin Hadelich (violin), Nicholas McGegan (harpsichord), Andrew Wan (violin),  Jun Iwasaki (violin), Tatjana Roos (violin), Paul Aguilar (violin), Rachel Stenzel (violin), Jonathan Biss (piano), Inon Barnatan (piano), Clive Greensmith (cello), Edward Arron (cello), and Hannah Moses (cello).

Conductor and harpsichordist Nicholas McGegan leads the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra as great masterworks pair with modern visions of the form, offering an exploration of the deep connection of music across centuries.

TMAF 2019 Begins July 30!

TMAF 2019 Begins July 30!

Taipei Music Academy & Festival begins its inaugural season in less than a month, running July 30 - August 18, 2019!

Designed for students and young professionals, the summer festival welcomes young musicians aged 15 to 30 to the National Taipei University of the Arts. Program participants have the incredible opportunity work with a world-class faculty, including David Chan (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello), Gordon Hunt (oboe), David Washburn (trumpet), Jahja Ling (conductor), and many more.

The festival includes several exciting events, including the TMAF All-Star Concert (August 9), the Chamber Music Marathon (August 10), Rising Stars on Parade (August 11), and the TMAF Orchestra Concert (August 16).

Speaking on TMAF, Lin shares, "I wanted to create something that is very unique, which gives young talents the opportunity to coach and perform side-by-side every day with our incredible faculty. I want to create an exchange of ideas."

Performing at the Summer of Brahms

Performing at the Summer of Brahms

This month, Cho-Liang Lin travels to Pasadena to perform at the Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival, presented by the New Hollywood String Quartet and Restoration Concert Series. The festival presents all 25 instrumental chamber music works of Johannes Brahms in a series of eight consecutive concerts from Sunday, July 7th through Sunday July 14th 2019.

Lin makes three appearances throughout the festival, performing on July 12, 13, and 14 alongside world-renowned musicians including Paul Watkins (cello), Robert Thies (piano), Rohan De Silva (piano), Andrew Shulman (cello), Brian Chen (piano), and more.

The performances include Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major/Op. 87 (July 12), Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major/Op.100 and Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major/Op. 8 (July 13), and Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor/ Op. 60 (July 14).

Performing with Taipei Chinese Orchestra

Performing with Taipei Chinese Orchestra

On June 12, Cho-Liang Lin performs with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra at the Taipei National Concert Hall. The evening includes two world premieres by Joel Hoffman, Nautilus Symmetry and Violin Concerto as well as Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring, arranged for Chinese orchestra by Chenwei Wang. This performance marks the world premiere of Wang’s arrangement.

Conductor Li-Pin Cheng leads the Taipei Chinese Orchestra.

Upcoming Competitions in Montreal and Sendai

Upcoming Competitions in Montreal and Sendai

This spring, Cho-Liang Lin serves on the jury for international violin competitions in Montreal and Sendai.

From May 26 to June 6, Lin travels to Montreal for the Concours Musical International de Montréal (CMIM). Founded in 2001, CMIM is an annual event that draws over 6,000 spectators to enjoy the performances of emerging classical musicians.

Following a preliminary application, CMIM invites 24 of the most talented young violinists in the world to compete in Montreal. While participating in the competition, candidates work with some of the world’s greatest musicians and compete for over $100,000 in prizes and grants.

Later from June 15 to June 30, Lin serves as a jury member for the seventh edition of Sendai International Music Competition. Created by the City of Sendai in 2001 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city, the competition is held every three years. The Sendai International Music Competition is highly unique in that it designates the concerto as the center of repertoire.