230. Jasmine Lin 林允白, Violinist / 2017/05

Jasmine Lin 林允白, Violinist

林允白1Jasmine Lin began violin studies at age four. Since then she has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay, Evergreen Symphony of Taiwan, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, and in recital in Chicago, New York, Nova Scotia, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and Taipei. She was a prizewinner in the International Paganini Competition and took second prize in the International Naumburg Competition. The New York Times describes her as an “unusually individualistic player” with “electrifying assertiveness” and “virtuosic abandon”.

As a chamber musician Ms. Lin has been a participant of the Marlboro Music Festival and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at Ravinia, and has toured extensively in the United States as part of the Chicago String Quartet, in China as part of the Overseas Musicians, and in Taiwan as a member of Taiwan Connection Music Festival. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and DePaul University and was a faculty member of the Taos School of Music in New Mexico.

Ms. Lin is a founding and current member of the Formosa Quartet, which won first prize in the 10th London International String Quartet Competition. The Formosa Quartet’s recording of works by Mozart, Debussy, Wolf and Schubert on the EMI Debut Series has won critical acclaim from Gramophone and The Strad magazines, and the quartet performs in major venues around the world including the Chicago Cultural Center, the Library of Congress, Caramoor Festival, Cornell University, Maui Classical Music Festival, Taipei’s Novel Hall, BBC In Tune, and Wigmore Hall.

Ms. Lin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. She gave her New York debut in Merkin Hall, where the program included her poetry set to music. Her poem “The night of h’s” received Editor’s Choice Award from the International Poetry Foundation, and her poetry/music presentations have been featured in Chicago, at Cornell University in Ithaca, and on radio in Taipei, and have resulted in collaborations with composers Dana Wilson, David Loeb, and Thomas Oboe Lee.

In the 1999-2000 season Ms. Lin was Second Assistant Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her activities with the Formosa Quartet, she is a member of Trio Voce with cellist Marina Hoover and pianist Patricia Tao; the Trio recently released its first CD of works by Shostakovich and Weinberg, Inscapes, on the Con Brio label. Ms. Lin is also a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians, whose Composer Perspectives series won the ASCAP award for adventuresome programming. She received a Grammy nomination as part of CCM’s Grammy-nominated CD of works for winds and strings by Mozart. She is on the faculty at Roosevelt University and a proud native of Chicago.


林允白畢業於寇第斯音樂院,曾於紐約Merkin音樂廳首演音樂會中,發表為自己的詩所譜的樂曲,其詩作“The Night of H’s”曾獲國際詩協之編輯推薦獎,芝加哥報章與台北的電台皆報導過其詩樂集。曾於1999~2000年樂季擔任美國辛辛那提交響樂團小提琴助理首席,目前則為芝加哥室內音樂家的成員,此團體大膽嘗試的“Composer Perspectives”系列贏得美國音樂創作及出版人協會的獎項。

足跡遍佈全美的林允白,曾與芝加哥交響樂團、伊利諾交響樂團、昆西交響樂團、新加坡交響樂團、巴西交響樂團、烏拉圭交響樂團以及台灣國家交響樂團等樂團合作。並於芝加哥、紐約、加拿大、里約熱內盧與烏拉圭等地舉行獨奏會。此外,她也是位傑出的室內樂音樂家,曾是Marlboro音樂節及芝加哥拉維尼亞Steans青年藝術家學院的成員,也是芝加哥絃樂四重奏、中國海外音樂家以及Taiwan Connection音樂節成員。

林允白與好友組成的福爾摩沙絃樂四重奏,於2006年4月榮獲第十屆倫敦國際絃樂四重奏大賽首獎,演奏莫札特、德布西、沃爾夫與舒伯特等音樂家作品收錄在EMI “Debut Series”中,於2007年1月發行。