Violinist Jasmine Lin is a founding member of the Formosa Quartet, which won first prize in the 10th Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.
Jasmine Lin, described by The New York Times as an “unusually individualistic player” with “electrifying assertiveness” and “virtuosic abandon,” has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay, Evergreen Symphony of Taiwan, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. As a chamber musician, Ms. Lin has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and Steans Institute for Young Artists at Ravinia, and has toured internationally as part of the Chicago String Quartet, Overseas Musicians, and Taiwan Connection Music Festival. On the faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, she is also an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and DePaul and was on faculty at the Taos School of Music in New Mexico. Ms. Lin is a founding member of the Formosa Quartet, which won first prize in the 10th London International String Quartet Competition. The ensemble’s debut on EMI won critical acclaim from Gramophone and The Strad magazines. She is also a member of Trio Voce with cellist Marina Hoover and pianist Patricia Tao. The Trio recently released its first CD, featuring works by Shostakovich and Weinberg, Inscapes, on the Con Brio label. Ms. Lin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.