Wei-Yang Andy Lin, born in Taiwan, is recognized as one of the most promising young violists and erhuists of today. In addition, he is also the founder and artistic director of the New Asia Chamber Music Society. Mr. Lin has won numerous competitions, including the Taiwan National Viola Competition, the Idyllwild Concerto Competition, the 2008 Juilliard Concerto Competition, which led to his his Avery Fisher Hall solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra, and the 2009 Stony Brook University Concerto Competition. In January 2013, he appeared as soloist on both the viola and erhu with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also appeared as soloist with the Incheon Philharmonic in Korea.
Mr. Lin is a dedicated chamber musician and a member of the award-winning Amphion Quartet. The quartet, a 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition winner, is currently starting a three-year residency in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS2 program.
An accomplished erhuist, Mr. Lin recently made his Lincoln Center erhu debut in Alice Tully Hall as a soloist with the COS Young Symphonic Ensemble. He has performed the erhu solo part in the U.S. Premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen! with the Juilliard Opera Production, as well as the world premiere of Jeeyoung Kim’s Engraft for solo erhu and string orchestra with Solisti Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Lin has also been invited by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra to be the erhu soloist in Iris dévoilée by Chen Qi-Gang.
Mr. Lin has performed on the Metropolitan Museum’s Gallery Concert Series and Patrons Lounge Concert, and has appeared at the OK Mozart and Chamber Music Northwest festivals. Mr. Lin is currently a faculty member at the Chinese Cultural Arts Institute in Harrisburg, PA.