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Bryan Lin, composition


Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations required

Second Year Graduate Recital


Bryan Lin
Lazuli Quartet
Joseph Christianson, Yuqian Zhang, violin;
Justine Preston, viola;
Evan Kahn, cello
Luka Fatora, Joseph Gray, violin;
Elizabeth Boardman, viola;
Ernesto Cabezas, cello

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Ave Maria
Rachel Spund, Auburn Joseph, Sarah Szeibel, Taylor See, soprano;
Corrine Rydman, Tina Okoye, Katie Bertschi, Dajeong Song, alto;
Michael Smith, Daniel De Togni, John Masko, Andrew Ross, tenor;
Nikolai Teich, Connor Tench, Harry Whitney, Samuel Ostroff, Matt Boehler, bass
Bryan Lin, conductor

Adagio, for solo viola
Justine Preston, viola

4 on 5, for solo cello
Edward Luengo, cello


Piano Trio
Joseph Christianson, violin;
Evan Kahn, cello;
Astghik Sakanyan, piano

Bryan Lin, soprano sax;
Andrew Barnhart, tenor sax

Artist Profile

Bryan Lin ’17  composition

A native of New Jersey, Bryan Lin (b. 1991) is a composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His works have been performed by groups including the San Francisco Choral Artists, Princeton Singers, Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra, Monocacy Chamber Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music New Music Ensemble. Bryan’s voice as a composer has been praised for its “distinct harmonic language” and subtle influence from his training as a jazz performer. In May, his choral work Strings in the earth and air will receive its American premiere by the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco after winning third place in their 2016 Composer Competition.

A fierce advocate for education, Bryan works in the SFJAZZ Education department, visiting schools around the Bay Area to assist their jazz programs and instructing saxophone, clarinet, and piano students. He was recently the Festival Director for the Hot Air Music Festival’s eighth season, an annual day-long new music marathon held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and coordinates the Community Service Program at the Conservatory, organizing performances that bring musicians to seldom reached audiences in San Francisco.

Bryan graduated from Lehigh University in 2013 with his B.A. in Music and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, where he studied composition with Paul Salerni and Steven Sametz, as well as jazz composition with Bill Warfield. He is currently pursuing his M.M. in Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and studies with David Garner. He has taken additional lessons with Sven-David Sandström, Narcis Bonet, and David Conte, and participated in master classes with Chen Yi, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Caroline Shaw. For more info, visit www.bryanlinmusic.com.

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