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Lin He

Lin He

Associate Professor of Violin

321 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
P: (225)578-2650
F: (225)578-2562


Violinist Lin He made his Carnegie Hall debut in November 2014, after a performance there earlier that year with principal players from the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. Over the past seasons, he has made his Rapides Symphony Orchestra debut with the Korngold Concerto and the Lake Charles Symphony debut with the Sibelius Concerto.

2016-2017 season of concerts include Beethoven complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Gregory Sioles in multiple cities; duo concerto appearance with violinist Espen Lilleslatten; and chamber music collaboration with Shanghai String Quartet and violinist Charles Castleman.

He has presented recitals at universities across the United States and China. Most recently, he performed solo recitals and gave master classes at Arizona State University, Florida State University, San Francisco State University, University of Houston, University of Las Vegas, and University of North Texas.

As an orchestral player, Mr. He has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and New World Symphony. He is a regular addition to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Summer festival appearances have taken Mr. He to venues such as the Music Academy of the West, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. Lin He has been a laureate of the Padesta Solo Competition and the ASTA competition.

Mr. He is now serving as the Associate Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University School of Music and the Associate Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony. During the summer, he teaches at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Bayview Music Festival.

Born in Shanghai, China, Mr. He began his musical training at the age of five. Mr. He received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin. Other major influences include Sylvia Rosenberg and Paul Kantor.

His CD release from Centaur Records of French Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Gregory Sioles received favorable reviews.

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