American violinist Kevin Lin has been appointed as the Indianapolis Symphony’s new Concertmaster
The Indianapolis Symphony has announced the appointment of Kevin Lin as its new Concertmaster. The 26-year-old American violinist takes up his seat from the beginning of the 2020-2021 season.
Lin takes over the position from the violinist Zachary DePue, who served as Concertmaster from 2007 until 2018, when he resigned. Neither DePue nor the symphony provided a reason for his departure.
A graduate of the Colburn School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Robert Lipsett and Aaron Rosand, Lin is currently Co-Leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, having previously served as Guest Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh, Houston and Cincinnati Symphonies. He is a former 1st prize winner at the Irving Klein International String Competition, and, as an active chamber musician, has collaborated with the Tokyo and Ebène Quartets, amongst other ensembles.
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‘From Kevin’s first visit to Indianapolis, I was impressed by his talent and musicianship,’ Indianapolis Symphony’s music director Krzysztof Urbański said in a statement. ‘He will be a great leader for this wonderful orchestra and I’m delighted that he has accepted the position.’