Chinese Garden News - Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Named 2015 Artist-in-Residence

February 17, 2015

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The Huntington has named internationally acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin as its artist-in-residence for 2015. The musical residency is presented under the auspices of the Cheng Family Visiting Artist Program, established at The Huntington in 2014 to promote an understanding of Chinese culture through the visual and performing arts. Pipa virtuoso Wu Man was last year’s inaugural visiting artist.


As part of his residency, Lin will present a series of public events and educational outreach activities designed to introduce Chinese music in the modern context, with a particular focus on Chinese music composed for Western instruments.


With a concert career spanning nearly 30 years, Lin has performed as a soloist with major orchestras around the world, and he has enjoyed collaborations with composers such as Tan Dun, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lalo Schifrin, Bright Sheng, and Joan Tower. Lin is currently music director of the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and artistic director of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. In addition, he is a member of the faculty at the Juilliard School and is professor of violin at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston.


Programs scheduled during Lin’s residency include a free public lecture and performance on April 9, accompanied by pianist Ayke Agus, exploring the work of Chinese composers in Western orchestration. On May 1, Lin will give a concert high lighting contemporary Chinese composers, with a program featuring solo violin, string quartet, and traditional pipa. Wu Man will join him as guest artist on the pipa. The Chinese Garden’s lakeside performance space, the Clear and Transcendent pavilion, will be the site of the evening concert. Tickets are available at or 800-838-3006.


The visiting artist program is generously endowed by the Cheng Family Foundation.

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