Haoli Lin, born 1990 in Shantou, China, became the youngest prizewinner in the history of China’s National violin competition at age 18. He also won first prize in Michigan’s Andrews International String competition in 2013. Mr. Lin has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber player throughout China and United States. His solo performances include concerto appearances with the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, China Youth Symphony Orchestra, CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, Great Wall Soloists, and Shenzhen Youth Symphony Orchestra, Andrews University symphony orchestra and the Shanxi Chamber orchestra. He has performed in the most important concert halls in his native China, including Beijing’s National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Hong Kong Sha Tin Music Hall, Tuen Wan Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, and Shenzhen Poly theatre.
Mr. Lin has appeared on China Central Television, SZTV Broadcasting, STTV Broadcasting and NPR’s “From the Top”. In 2014 he was chosen to perform several of Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin in nineteen performances on stage with the Cincinnati Ballet in Cincinnati and in New York. This earned him high praise for his outstanding technique, musicality, and review in the New York Times.
Haoli Lin studied with Pei Feng, Pei-yan Liu and with the renowned Chinese violin pedagogue Yaoji Lin in the in Shenzhen Arts School. He has has attended the Great Wall International Music Academy for four years, and he collaborated with renowned musicians such as Christopher O'Riley and Rohan De Silva. He has performed in master classes for Midori, Miriam Fried, and the Tokyo Quartet. Mr. Lin earned his BM and MM degrees as a Starling scholarship recipient at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying with Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus.
Haoli was recently chosen as the recipient of an career Grant from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation. Haoli Lin concertizes on a Nicolo Gagliano violin from the year 1732, courtesy of the Guadagnini Violin shop in Chicago, and a Januarius Gagliano from the CCM collection.
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