New First Violinist for Juilliard String Quartet: Joseph Lin

October 21, 2010, 4:04 PM

New First Violinist for Juilliard String Quartet

By DANIEL J. WAKIN

The Juilliard String Quartet has named a new first violinist, only the fourth in its 64 years. He is Joseph Lin, 32, a Harvard University graduate who is a professor at Cornell University and an active soloist and chamber musician with a strong interest in Chinese culture. Mr. Lin will start with the quartet next year. He replaces Nick Eanet, who joined the quartet last season but had to withdraw for health reasons. Robert Mann, the founding first violinist, retired in 1997 and was succeeded by Joel Smirnoff, who was named president of the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2008.

 

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