The Juilliard Quartet has appointed Joseph Lin as its new first violinist. He replaces Nick Eanet, who resigned due to health issues. The 32-year-old Lin will join the quartet next year, and will also become a member of the Juilliard School faculty, starting in the autumn of 2011.

Lin studied at the Juilliard School Pre-College division with Shirley Givens, and at Harvard with Lynn Chang. He won first prize at the inaugural Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand in 2001, and was a founding member of the Formosa Quartet, which won the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. Since 2007 he has been an assistant professor at Cornell University.