Born in Shanghai, China, violinist Lin He began his musical training at the age of five. Mr. He received his doctorate degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he worked under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin. Other major influences include Sylvia Rosenberg, Paul Kantor, Kyung Sun Lee, James Lyon, Joanne Feldman, and Peiwen Yuan.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. He has performed concertos with the Drake Symphony, the Houghton Philharmonia, the Jiang Su Symphony, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Southern Tier Symphony, the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, and the Wooster Symphony. He has also presented recitals at universities across the United States as well as at the East China Normal University, the Nanjing School of the Arts, the Xi'an Conservatory of Music and the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.
As an orchestral player, Mr. He has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and New World Symphony, and has worked under the direction of Alsop, Conlon, DePreist, Ozawa, Previn, Robertson, Seaman, Slatkin, Spano, de Waart, and Zinman.
Summer festival appearances have taken Mr. He from venues such as the Music Academy of the West to the Tanglewood Music Center where he had a solo performance in Ozawa Hall, in 2001. In 2005, Mr. He appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, where he served as Assistant Principal Second Violin for the Festival Orchestra and was the featured violinist for the world premiere concert of American-Chinese composer Huang Ruo. Lin He has been a laureate of the Padesta Solo Competition, the ASTA competition, and a finalist for the Marlboro Music School and Festival. Mr. He has received the Creative Achievement Award, the William Forest Chamber Music Award, and the 2003 John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music. Mr. He has been featured on several live radio broadcasts and on the 8 CD set of The Complete Musician (a theory textbook written by Steven Laitz at the Eastman School of Music).
Mr. He has previously taught at Eastman School of Music and Pennsylvania State University. Lin He is now serving as the Assistant Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University School of Music and the Associate Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony. During the summer, he teaches at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
Recent and upcoming projects include a recording of French Sonatas with Centaur label, officially released internationally in January, 2010; concerto debut with LSU Philharmonia; concert tour during the summer of 2011 in major cities of mainland China.