The Atlanta Symphony's Assistant Concertmaster since 1988, Jun-Ching Lin was concertmaster of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra for a year before coming to Atlanta. He has performed violin concertos and solos by Barber, Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky with the ASO. An affiliate artist faculty member at Emory University in violin and chamber music, he coaches the first violins of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and spends part of each summer teaching at Encore School for Strings and Franklin Pond Chamber Music. Very active as a chamber musician, he has participated in festivals in Highlands-Cashiers, North Carolina, and in California at La Jolla, Palm Beach, and San Diego.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Mr. Lin grew up in Boston. As a high-school senior, he was one of the first Presidential Scholars in the Arts. He earned degrees at the Curtis and Cleveland Institutes of Music, studying with Ivan Galamian, Jascha Brodsky, and David Cerone. He was a semi-finalist in both the Montreal Competition and the Naumburg Violin Competition.
Mr. Lin enjoys playing racquetball, golf, bridge, and other card games with his ASO colleagues. He and his wife Helen Porter have two children, Emma and Nicholas.