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Owen Lin

Owen Lin

  • Joined the Colorado Symphony in September 2023
  • Holds degrees from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (highest distinction) and the University of Southern California

Prior to joining the Colorado Symphony, violinist Owen (Yu-Chen) Lin was a fellow of the American Youth Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also performed with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) as a substitute. While in school, he served as the concertmaster of the USC Thornton Symphony.

As an avid chamber musician, he has been granted fellowships at several music festivals, including Aspen Music Festival, Taipei Music Academy Festival, Brancaleoni International Music Festival, and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra International Youth Festival. In 2019, he was invited to the Australia Festival of Chamber Music, where he collaborated with violinist Pavel Fischer and performed a series of folk songs. These experiences led Mr. Lin to work with world-renowned musicians such as Shlomo Mintz, Vesselin Paraschkevov, Glenn Dicterow, Yura Lee, David Chan, and Cho-Liang Lin, among others; meanwhile, he performed in masterclasses with members of the Juilliard Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, Jerusalem Quartet, and Australian String Quartet.

Born and raised in Taiwan, he began the study of violin at the age of five. He made his debut with an orchestra at the age of twelve, performing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5. His performances have taken him throughout the United States, as well as on tours of China, Singapore, Australia, Italy and his native Taiwan.

In 2021, he received his Bachelor of Music with honors (highest distinction) at the National University of Singapore, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Zuo Jun with a full scholarship. In 2023, he earned his Master of Music at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, under the tutelage of Bing Wang, Associate Concertmaster of the LA Phil. In the same year, he joined the Colorado Symphony.