Native-Taiwanese violist Pei-Ling Lin is a dedicated chamber musician and teacher. Her passion in chamber music and education has brought her to major concert halls and festivals across the nation and abroad.
As a co-founder of the Bay-Area Telegraph Quartet, Ms. Lin was the winner of both the Senior String Division Gold Medal and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, just this past May. During the 2013/14 season she made appearances with the Left Coast Ensemble, San Francisco Symphony, Zivian-Tomkins Duo and Bonnie Hampton. Ms. Lin spent the summer of 2014 with the Telegraph Quartet at the Great Lakes Festival in Detroit and at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Past appearances have included performances with such artists as Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping and Norman Fischer, as well as the Mendelssohn Octet with Cho-Liang Lin, James Dunham and Lynn Harrell. Recently, Ms. Lin has had the opportunity to work and perform with renowned artists such as Robert Mann, Kim Kashkashian, Ian Swensen, Joseph Swensen, Joseph Lin, and Paul Katz.
Ms. Lin was associate principal violist of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s 2009-2010 season, a member of Augustana Faculty string quartet and viola faculty at Augustana College. The quartet traveled and taught in more than 10 high schools throughout the region of South Dakota and Iowa. For both summers of 2012 and 2013 Ms. Lin taught viola and coached chamber music at the Yellow Barn Music Festival’s Young Artist Program. In the spring of 2014 she served as a guest chamber coach of the collegiate division at San Francisco Coservatory of Music . Ms. Lin is currently on the viola faculty of the Pre-College Program at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Lin attended The Juilliard School for her Bachelors of Music and studied under Hsin-Yun Huang. She holds a Masters of Music from Rice University where she studied with Mr. James Dunham of the Cleveland String Quartet. Ms. Lin also holds an Artist Certicate in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory.