Pei-Ling Lin is a native Taiwanese violist who came to the United States at age 15. Ms. Lin attended The Juilliard School for her bachelor degree and studied under Hsin-Yun Huang. She holds a Masters degree in music from Rice University where she studied with Mr. James Dunham of the Cleveland String Quartet. Ms. Lin recently graduated from San Francisco Conservatory with Artist Certificate degree in chamber music. Ms. Lin is an active teacher of viola and chamber music. She was invited this past summer to come to the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program as a chamber music coach. For the season of 2009-2010, Ms. Lin was the associate principal violist of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, a member of Augustana Faculty string quartet and on the viola faculty of Augustana College. The quartet traveled and taught in more than 10 high schools throughout the region of South Dakota and Iowa. On top of performing and teaching, Augustana Faculty string quartet was highly engaged in community service. Ms. Lin was one of the coaches for the Augustana community orchestra. As a chamber musician, Ms. Lin has performed with such artists as Donald Weilerstein and Norman Fischer. Other recent performances include Mendelssohn Octet with Chio-Liang Lin, James Dunham and Lynn Harrell for the Mendelssohn 200th birthday celebration concert series. For the past two years, Ms. Lin had the opportunity to work and perform with renown artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Robert Mann, Joseph Swensen and Roberto Diaz. Ms. Lin is currently an active chamber musician in the Bay Area and abroad. This season she has made appearances with such groups as the Left Coast Ensemble, the Friction Quartet and in New York with the Hyperion String Quartet. For the summer of 2013 Ms. Lin has been invited back to teach at Yellow Barn Young Artist Program. She has also been invited to join the Marlboro music festival in the near future.