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In 2017, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music as a scholarship recipient under the mentorship of Professors Lina Bahn,
Martin Chalifour, and Henry Gronnier. At USC, he also performed regularly with the Young
Musicians Foundation’s Debut Orchestra and had frequent collaboration with the Cinematic Arts
School for movie soundtracks. His childhood music studies were with William Barbini, Doug Minor,
and Yu-An Chen.
To further his education, he was awarded scholarship and fellowship to study at various international
summer music festivals, including Scotia Festival of Music, Green Mountain Chamber Music
Festival, Rocky Ridge Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival.
In 2019, he was invited to perform for the Beethoven Seminar at Boston University, the Bach
Festival at Emmanuel Music, and to perform with the Emmanuel Music Ensemble. He has led the
University’s Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and Opera Orchestra as Concertmaster.
As a chamber player, he was one of the founders of the Hugo String Quartet. Through rigorous
practice and training, the Hugo String Quartet was invited to perform in the Boston Children’s
Hospital, BU Mosaic Series Black History Month 2020 Concert, Hebrew Senior Life Center, and the
Harvard Chamber Music Festival 2020. The Hugo Quartet were coached by various renowned artists
around the world, including Rhonda Rider, Bayla Keyes, and Tom Rosenberg.
Outside the area of violin performance, he enjoys watching anime, walking along riverbank trails in
Boston, everything about cats (and dogs), exploring good food, and playing ping pong with friends.
At BU, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from the Albert Spalding Memorial Fund for his
doctoral studies. He has coached the BU All-Campus Orchestra, won the BU Bach Competition, and
has been invited to perform as a guest artist on numerous faculty recitals. He is a student of the
distinguished pedagogue Professor Bayla Keyes, with whom he also completed his Master of Music.
Piano and violin teacher since 2022
Described as “A true musician with superb technical fluency, fine ears, beautiful sound, and great
performing charisma” by Bayla Keyes, Taiwanese American violinist Andrew Lin is currently based
in Raleigh, North Carolina
He is a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate at Boston University (BU), a violin teacher, and an
orchestral violinist in the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlantic Symphony, and the Boston Philharmonia. He currently works as an instructor of violin for undergraduate and graduate non-music major students at BU, as well as the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s Education and Community Engagement Teaching Fellow who plans and
performs concerts throughout the Boston area schools with the mission to bring passionate music
making without boundaries. He will be joining the North Carolina Symphony in the 2022/2023
season as a substitute section violinist.