October Performances in Maryland and New York

October Performances in Maryland and New York

On October 12, Cho-Liang Lin performs as a soloist and guest conductor with the Apollo Orchestra at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland. The evening includes works by Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Brahms.

Later, on October 15, Lin joins pianist Orion Weiss for a special evening to benefit the Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School. A unique public/private partnership between Kaufman Music Center and the New York City Department of Education, the Special Music School (M. 859) is New York City’s only K-12 public school for musically gifted children. The evening is hosted by Rosalind Devon and Cathy White O’Rourke and will welcome Kaufman Music Center’s new Executive Director, Kate Sheeran.

Cho-Liang Lin’s Fall Highlights

Cho-Liang Lin’s Fall Highlights

Cho-Liang Lin launches into a busy fall on October 12 in a concert with the Apollo Orchestra in Bethesda, MD. The evening features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnole, Mozart’s Concert No. 3 in G major and Brahm’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor.

In November, Lin joins Matthew Lipman, Jon Kimura Parker, Hyeyeon Park, and David Finckel for a program exploring the musical interpretations of Shakespeare and Goethe. Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Brahms, the program will be presented on November 9 (Menlo Park, CA) and November 10 (Reno, NV).

Lin closes 2018 on December 21 and 22 with two performances with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Shao-Chia Lü leads an evening of American classical music featuring Bernstein’s Candide and Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium,” Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture.

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

From August 31 to September 16, Cho-Liang Lin travels to Indianapolis to serve on the jury of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI).

For nearly forty years, IVCI has recognized and promoted the world’s finest young classical violinists, with participants continuing on to highly successful careers as concert violinists, recording artists, concertmasters, and chamber musicians. Hailed as “the ultimate violin contest” by the Chicago Tribune, the quadrennial competition brings forty of the world’s brightest young talents to Indianapolis to perform, bestowing numerous prizes valued at over $250,000. Lin serves on the jury alongside several other distinguished performers, including Jaime Laredo, Pamela Frank, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

Watch highlights from IVCI 2014:

SummerFest Celebrates 18 Remarkable Years

SummerFest Celebrates 18 Remarkable Years

This summer, La Jolla Music Society celebrates Cho-Liang Lin’s remarkable eighteen-year tenure as Music Director of SummerFest.

The festival kicks off on August 3rd with the celebratory Carnival!, an evening featuring works by Bartók, Villa-Lobos, and the grand finale, Saint-Saëns’ humorous musical suite, Carnival of the Animals. Lin performs alongside many talented friends and colleagues, including cellist Lynn Harrell and soprano Lyubov Petrova.

Other highlights from this year’s festival include: Late Night with Leonard Bernstein (August 8), My Favorite Playlist (August 18), Midnight in Paris (August 21), and the SummerFest Finale with David Zinman (August 24). Esteemed guests include Yefim Bronfman, Adele Anthony, Gil Shaham, and Emanuel Ax.

Explore the full SummerFest schedule.

Speaking with The San Diego Union-Tribune about his final season, Lin notes, “One can always dream big,” he said. “And I dreamed big for SummerFest, because it’s such a beautiful festival. I want it to continue to grow and I hope it will take on new dimensions when the new concert hall opens.

Read the full article here.

Summer Highlights: Chamber Music Northwest and a Farewell to SummerFest

Summer Highlights: Chamber Music Northwest and a Farewell to SummerFest

Beginning on July 19, Cho-Liang Lin performs at Chamber Music Northwest in a concert of Lalo Schifrin’s Letters from ArgentinaFollowing this concert, Chamber Music Northwest launches its mini-festival, “Beyond the Cultural Revolution,” which showcases Chinese classical music and features works by Bright Shen, Vivian Fung, Chen Yi and more. As a part of this series, Lin performs in two concerts, on July 20 (New@Noon) and July 23 (Premieres & Ghost Opera). Lin closes his time at the festival on July 24, joining Jon Kimura Parker and the Miró Quartet for an evening of music by Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Next, Lin travels to the Montecito International Music Festival as a Special Guest Artist from July 25 to July 27. For the past ten years, the Montecito International Music Festival has worked to instruct, mentor, and inspire the next generation of great musicians. Lin will lead a master class at the festival on July 26.

On August 3, Lin returns to La Jolla Music Society to celebrate his final season as Music Director at SummerFest. As Music Director, Lin has assembled an all-star lineup, including Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Jon Kimura Parker, and many more, for a festival which celebrates Lin’s remarkable eighteen-year tenure. Speaking to the San Diego Union Tribune, Lin adds “I wanted all my favorite musicians, my best friends, to come and celebrate my farewell with me and have a last season I can proudly say is a good one.” SummerFest closes on August 24, with a final concert of works by Elgar and Beethoven performed by the SummerFest Orchestra and led by conductor David Zinman. Lin performs as a soloist, alongside cellist Gary Hoffman, pianist Jon Kimura Parker, and pianist Emanuel Ax.

Cho-Liang Lin Joins the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as Artist in Residence

Cho-Liang Lin Joins the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as Artist in Residence

From June 25 to July 1, Cho-Liang Lin joins the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as Artist in Residence.

Since 1956, NYO Canada has provided comprehensive and in-depth training to some of Canada’s finest young classical musicians. Each year, approximately 100 of Canada’s most promising young orchestral musicians participate in the program, which culminates in a cross-country tour in Canada’s most prestigious concert halls and a final recording session.

The NYO’s 2018 repertoire includes works by Copland, Gershwin, Vaughan Williams, Strauss, Scriabin, Estacio, and Jiang.