Shia-He (Hailey) Lin

Taipei, Taiwan

Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music in Classical Viola, 2024
University of Taipei, Bachelor of Music in Classical Viola, 2021

Shia-He Lin is a graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Professor Samuel Rhodes, and previously studied with Yu-Pei Hsiao and Grace Huang at the University of Taipei. Shia-He started studying the violin at seven and began playing viola at 14. She was principal viola of Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia and University of Taipei Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Sinfonia. She received full scholarship to participate in the 2020 Guangdong Youth Yo-Yo Ma Music Festival and has attended the Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, International Kirishima Music Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Masterclass in Taipei studying with Thomas Riebl, Jean Sulem, and Masami Mochizuki.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I like to play pool and swimming.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Johannes Brahms, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Watch all types of performances, concerts, and movies.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I look forward to spending time this summer out of the city. I have never been to Colorado before, and I am really excited to play a lot of repertoire.