Wei-Yang Andy Lin
Wei-Yang Andy Lin, recognized as one of the most promising young violists of today, born in Taiwan, is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Stony Brook University of New York studying with Daniel Panner. He came to the U.S. in 1997 to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy and studied with Donald McInnes. He holds his Bachelor and Master's Degree from The Juilliard School.
Mr. Lin has won numerous competitions including the Tainan County and City competitions, Kao-Hsiung City Gun-Du-Bae Competition, Taiwanese National Viola Competition, the Idyllwild Concerto Competition, Top Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition and subsequently made his Avery Fisher Hall solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra under Maestro Stefan Sanderling playing Penderecki Viola Concerto. Mr. Lin is also the winner of 2009 Stony Brook University Concerto Competition and performed the Walton Viola Concerto with Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Lin is a member of the award winning string quartet The Amphion String Quartet where they have won the Frist Prize in the Piano and Strings Category as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Plowman Competition. In the same year, they also won the First Prize in the 2010 Kauder String Quartet Competition. Mr. Lin has been a member of the LDX String Quartet, appearing on NPR's "From the Top" radio broadcast; Kafka Piano Quintet, appearing at New York's Taiwan Center and New Chinese Television, and currently is with the Asiana Virtuosi, where they frequently perform in Pennsylvania and has appeared on the Columbia Radio Broadcast "Sound of China". He has served as a principle violist in the Idyllwild Arts Chamber Orchestra, Ureuk Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as a principle in the International Sejong Soloists, which he was invited to be an artist at the Great Mountain Music Festival and School in Korea. He is currently principle violist of the Carnegie Ensemble and the New York Classical Players. He also had the privilege to perform for the President of the United States, Bill Clinton and the President of Taiwan, Ten-Hui Lee. He has been invited to play and perform chamber music with Itzhak Perlman at Manhattan Synagogue, Princeton University, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum. Artists he has collaborated with include Itzhak Perlman, Ani Kavafian, Ettore Causa, Carter Brey, Chee-Yun Kim, Jian Wang, Colin Carr, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet, and the Mendelssohn String Quartet.
He has performed throughout the world. Venues in New York include Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Roger Theater of the Metropolitan Museum, and Merkin Hall. He has also performed in Kennedy Center in Washington, Whitaker Center in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Los Angeles Music Center, and Tainan Cultural Center in Taiwan. He has toured Korea with the International Sejong Soloists and Japan with the New York Asian Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lin has also served as a faculty at Musica e Arte in Tolentino, Italy and is currently the artistic director of the New York Formosa Choir.
He has been a part of several Music Festivals which include Bowdoin Summer Festival, Aspen Summer Music Festival, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Music@Menlo, and The Perlman Chamber Music Workshop. Throughout his musical study, he has studied chamber music with Earl Carlyss, Warren Jones, Cathleen Winkler, Timothy Eddy, Jerome Lowenthal, Joel Sachs, Ian Swanson, Joel Swanson, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Merry Peckham, Andre Emelianoff, Seymour Lipkin, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Guarneri String Quartet, the Mendelssohn String Quartet and the Emerson String Quartet. He has studied solo with Donald McInnes, Roger Myers, Victoria Chang, John Graham, Michael Tree, Toby Appel, Hsin-Yun Huang, Katherine Murdock and Lawrence Dutton, currently with Daniel Panner at the Stony Brook University of New York.
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