Lin is a graduate of Juilliard's Pre-College Division ('96), where he studied with Shirley Givens, and Harvard College. Last year he led a project with Cornell composers to study Bach's Violin Sonatas and Partitas and create new music inspired by them. He has also made an extensive study of Chinese music and organized Cornell's Chinese Musicians Residency, which was inaugurated in 2009.
A founding member of the Formosa Quartet, Lin won the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition and has recorded music by Korngold and Busoni (on Naxos) as well as Bach and Ysaÿe (on N&F). The Formosa Quartet's debut CD was released by EMI. His performances during the 2010-11 season include appearances with, among others, the Ukraine National Philharmonic, the Yomiuri Symphony in Tokyo, and the Taiwan National Symphony, as well as chamber performances at Weill Recital Hall, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Tucson Winter Festival, and the Marlboro Festival.