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.