Christabel Lin

Violin Teacher

Christabel Lin

SAA Member


Austin, TX
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Christabel Lin is a dedicated and experienced violin instructor of students of all ages and levels. Raised in the Suzuki method herself, she has since received Suzuki training as a violin teacher (Unit 1) under Cathy Lee. Christabel is committed to equipping students with technical ability and physical ease, so that violinists are empowered to create a beautiful sound with musical freedom.

Christabel made her first major solo appearance with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand) at the age of 10 for an audience of 250,000. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (NZ), Taichung Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), the Austin Civic Orchestra (Austin, TX) and the Vienna Conservatory Chamber Orchestra in venues such as the Sydney Opera House and the Wiener Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic.

In 2012 she was a full time violin player in the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria before moving to Austin, Texas in 2013 to further her education at the University of Texas at Austin in the Artist’s Diploma program with Professor Brian Lewis.

Christabel has been the winner of numerous chamber music competitions and has been involved in extensive chamber music performances and tours, which have taken her throughout New Zealand, to Asia and the UK (including St. Martins in the Fields in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). She has collaborated with artists from around the world, including Anton Sorokow (Concertmaster, Vienna Symphony), Anton Nel (solo pianist and chamber musician), and David Kim (Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra). In 2006, her string quartet, the Antipodes String Quartet, was selected to study extensively through the Graduate String Quartet program under the mentorship of the acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet at the New Zealand School of Music, where Christabel graduated with a Bachelor of Music in violin performance. She holds a Master’s degree from the Vienna Conservatory.

Christabel is an adjunct professor of violin at Concordia University in Austin, TX, and is also currently on faculty at Austin Chamber Music Center as a chamber music coach. She is a member of the Austin Opera orchestra, and has performed as a collaborative artist for Austin Chamber Music Center.