Patrick Lin

Instrument

Violin

Patrick​ ​Lin​ ​was​ ​born​ ​in​ ​Buffalo,​ ​NY​ ​and​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Fargo,​ ​ND,​ ​where​ ​he​ ​began​ ​studying​ ​violin​ ​at​ ​the​ ​age of​ ​7​ ​with​ ​Mary​ ​Weisser​ ​and​ ​Jane​ ​Linde​ ​Capistran.​ ​He​ ​continued​ ​his​ ​education​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Florida​ ​State University​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Music​ ​(BM​ ​‘15)​ ​under​ ​the​ ​tutelage​ ​of​ ​Dr.​ ​Benjamin​ ​Sung​ ​and​ ​currently​ ​studies​ ​with William​ ​Preucil​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Cleveland​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​Music​ ​(MM​ ​‘18).

Patrick​ ​joined​ ​the​ ​Hawai’i​ ​Symphony​ ​Orchestra​ ​in​ ​October​ ​2017.​ ​Previously,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​performed​ ​in​ ​the Breckenridge​ ​Music​ ​Festival,​ ​Spoleto​ ​Festival​ ​USA,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Repertory​ ​Orchestra.​ ​Patrick’s 2017-2018​ ​season​ ​will​ ​also​ ​include​ ​performances​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Charleston​ ​Symphony​ ​Orchestra,​ ​the Lexington​ ​Bach​ ​Festival,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Louisiana​ ​Philharmonic​ ​Orchestra.

How I got started playing my instrument

My​ ​parents​ ​have​ ​this​ ​picture​ ​of​ ​3-year-old​ ​me​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​play​ ​a​ ​violin-shaped​ ​creation​ ​that​ ​I​ ​had​ ​made​ ​out of​ ​LEGOs,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​play​ ​was​ ​there​ ​at​ ​a​ ​young​ ​age.​ ​My​ ​older​ ​brother,​ ​Jack,​ ​played​ ​piano​ ​and clarinet​ ​so​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​inspiration​ ​to​ ​play​ ​an​ ​instrument​ ​came​ ​from​ ​that.​ ​I​ ​started​ ​piano​ ​lessons​ ​at​ ​age​ ​6​ ​and then​ ​added​ ​violin​ ​lessons​ ​a​ ​year​ ​later.

Favorite Composer

Richard​ ​Strauss

Favorite solo piece

Richard​ ​Strauss:​ ​Violin​ ​Sonata​ ​in​ ​E♭​ ​Major,​ ​Op.​ ​18

Other than classical music _____ is on my phone/iPod

My​ ​most​ ​recent​ ​favorites​ ​include​ ​Anderson​ ​.Paak,​ ​Sylvan​ ​Esso,​ ​and​ ​Hiatus​ ​Kaiyote.