Zoe Lin, cellist
A native of California, Zoe Lin, 18, began studying cello at the age of five. She completed her pre-collegiate studies under the tutelage of Michael Gelfandbein and Jonathan Koh. In the fall of 2018, she will begin her undergraduate career as a first-year English major at Columbia University studying with Professor Richard Aaron in the Exchange Program with The Juilliard School. She has attended the Meadowmount School of Music in New York twice and the Aspen Music Festival to study with Mr. Koh and Mr. Aaron respectively. In the summer of 2018, Zoe will attend Orford Musique to learn from Michel Strauss, Lluis Claret, and Laurence Lesser. Zoe has also performed in numerous masterclasses, including those featuring Paul Katz and Thomas Mesa. In 2017, she was invited to play in Show 337 on radio show From The Top as a featured soloist. In addition to solo performance, she performed with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra for six seasons and was part of the award-winning Narratio Cello Quartet at California Music Preparatory for two seasons. As part of the Back To Bach Project, she was co-regional director of the San Francisco branch and was recently appointed to Global Associate.
Named an Ambassador of Doublestop Foundation in 2018, Zoe performs on a rare unattributed English cello from the early 19th century, a loan made possible with the generous support of Taeja Kim Lee and Dr. Howard Lee.