Chien-Kwan Lin has appeared as soloist and guest artist with the United States Navy Band, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Portland (ME) Symphony, as well as the philharmonic and chamber orchestras of Boston, Rochester and Thailand. Since winning top prizes in Singapore’s National Music Competition four consecutive times (violin category), Mr. Lin has enjoyed a multi-faceted career. He won a Best Conductor Award at Singapore’s National Band Leaders Festival, and also worked for several years as a jazz violinist. In addition, he has appeared as orchestral violinist with the New Hampshire Symphony, the Indian Hill Symphony, and the Hannover (NH) Chamber Orchestra. 

Mr. Lin is currently Associate Professor of Saxophone at the Eastman School of Music, where members of his studio have been frequent prizewinners at some of the nation’s most prestigious competitions. He is the founder and director of the Eastman Saxophone Project (ESP), as well as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Eisenhart Award for Excellence in teaching.

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