Christabel Lin

Violin, Viola Teacher

Christabel Lin


Austin, TX
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Suzuki Strings of Austin is currently offering private lessons via video calls, as well as online resources for home practice.

Christabel Lin is a dedicated and experienced violin instructor of students of all ages and levels. Raised in the Suzuki method, she has since received Suzuki training as a violin teacher 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 is adjunct professor of violin at Austin Community College in Austin, TX, and is a teacher with Suzuki Strings of Austin. She is also on faculty at Austin Chamber Music Center as a chamber music coach. Christabel has performed as a collaborative artist for Austin Chamber Music Center, and is a tenured member of the Austin Opera orchestra.

At the age of 10, Christabel made her first major solo appearance with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand) for an audience of 250,000 with her sister, now prize-winning violinist, Natalie Lin performing Bach’s Double Concerto. 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 Christabel 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. She holds a Master’s degree in violin performance from the Vienna Conservatory.

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.