Violist & Erhuist

Artistic Director & Founder, New Asia Chamber Music Society

Taiwanese born violist and erhuist (Chinese violin), Wei-Yang Andy Lin, is the artistic director and founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society. He has won numerous competitions including Taiwan National Viola Competition, First Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition and subsequently made his Lincoln Center solo debut at the Avery Fisher Hall (now David Geffen Hall). He has appeared as soloist on both viola and erhu with orchestras such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Orford Academy Orchestra in Canada, Y onkers Philharmonic Orchestra in New Y ork, Incheon Philharmonic in Korea and Children’s Orchestra Symphony at the Lincoln Center. He has performed the erhu solo part at the U.S. Premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davie’s “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. He also premiered Winnie Lan-In Yang’s “Fantasy for Erhu and Strings” with the New York Classical Players. He has also been invited by the Metropolitan Museum to give recitals at their Gallery Concert Series and Patrons Lounge Concert.