photo: heLin He

Associate Professor of Violin

321 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504

C: (585)729-2813

W: Personal Website

Violinist Lin He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in November 2014, after a performance there earlier that year with principal players from the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra in orchestral setting. Over the past seasons, he made his Rapides Symphony Orchestra debut with the Korngold Concerto and the Lake Charles Symphony debut with the Sibelius Concerto.

Inspired by the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano during the 2016-2017 season, 2017-2018 season of concerts will include complete Mozart Sonatas for Violin and Piano in multiple venues; debut as the violinist of the newly formed Caladium Piano Trio; violin soloist of the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Shippensburg Symphony; solo recital and masterclass at University of Alberta, Canada; concerto appearance as the member of the Caladium Trio with the Louisiana Sinfonietta; series of concerts and masterclasses in mainland China and Taiwan; and concertmaster of the Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra. 

He has presented recitals at universities across the United States and China. Most recently, he performed solo recitals and gave master classes at Arizona State University, Florida State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Houston, University of Las Vegas, and University of North Texas.

As an orchestral player, Mr. He has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and New World Symphony. He is a regular addition to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Summer festival appearances have taken Mr. He to venues such as the Music Academy of the West, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. Lin He has been a laureate of the Padesta Solo Competition and the ASTA competition.

 Mr. He is now serving as the Associate Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University School of Music and the Associate Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony. During the summer, he teaches at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Master Players Festival and BayView Music Festival.

Born in Shanghai, China, Mr. He began his musical training at the age of five. Mr. He received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin. Other major influences include Sylvia Rosenberg and Paul Kantor.

His CD release from Centaur Records of French Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Gregory Sioles received favorable reviews.