(on leave for 2020 season)
Described as “brilliant” and “lyrical” by the Washington Post, Lina Bahn is a violinist with a keen interest in collaborative and innovative repertoire. She was a member of the award-winning Corigliano Quartet from 1998-2010, which appeared in concert venues including Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia, Phillips Collection, Carnegie Hall, and Library of Congress. She also was the Executive Director/violinist with the VERGE Ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum in Washington, D.C., one of oldest new music ensembles in the nation, responsible for commissioning scores of new works. Currently, she is a member of the Interference Collective at the Katzen Museum, and a founding member of MoVE, a violin quartet dedicated to social change. In June 2016, Naxos released her solo album, Mean Fiddle Summer. Solo performances include those at the Phillips Collection, Issue Project Room, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Stone. Other venues include those as guest with the Takacs String Quartet at the Concertgebouw, Strathmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Queen Elizabeth Hall, among others. A committed educator, Dr. Bahn has taught master classes throughout the world, including at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, the Sydney Conservatory, Hong Kong University, Renmin University in Beijing, Curtis Institute of Music, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. From 2008-2015, she was on the faculty of the University of Colorado-Boulder, and also on the faculty of the Institute of the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Italy. She has been on the faculty of the Sierra Summer Academy of Music since 2001, and is currently on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.