Christine-Yatin Lin is a Taiwanese American recorder player who was based in London for 9 years and relocated to New York City in 2018. She has a multicultural upbringing across Asia, Europe, and the US, which leads her to developing some unique musical expressions and personalities. Her performances span from early to contemporary music, western to world music, solo performances, chamber music, orchestral playing, to free improvisation.
Christine works closely with composers such as the award-winning Chinese composer Rockey Sun who commissioned the solo recorder piece Bang Zi to her, incorporating the performance of multiple recorders, Chinese percussion instruments, extended techniques and singing simultaneously; the premiere of this piece in 2018 can be viewed from "Media". Christine is enthusiastic about future collaborations with composers to create new recorder repertoires and push boundaries for what the recorder is perceived to be capable of.
Most recently, Christine played a solo recorder recital for the Boston Early Music Festial Fringe Concert series, "East to West", where she explored classic recorder repertoires as well as meditation music from 13th century Japan. Christine was also one of the selected soloists for Columbia University's 2020 virtual Christmas concert where she enjoyed performing Van Eyck and working with videoagraphers for its music video production. Christine has been invited to perform a solo recital at the Milbank Chapel at Teachers College, she is looking forward to sharing the dates, and playing to a live audience again.
Aside from her career as a Baroque and contemporary music soloist, Christine is also very active in ensemble playing. In 2015, Christine won the Nancy Nutell Early Music Prize with her Baroque chamber music ensemble. In 2016, she performed renaissance consort music with her recorder consort on BBC radio 3, the Buckingham Palace, and the Somerset house. Since 2018, Christine plays frequently with the New-York-based interdisciplinary art company,The Moving Orchestra, where she performs collaboratively with jazz and classical musicians as well as contemporary dancers and movement artists.
Christine started her professional recorder education in 2009 in the Wells Cathedral School with Katriina Boosey. From 2013 to 2018, Christine studied the recorder with Pamela Thorby and Anna Stegmann at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with 2016-17 abroad in the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. Christine has just completed her MA in music and music education from the Teachers College, Columbia University, where she studied the recorder with Nina stern, and taught recorder lessons as a graduate instructor. Christine has participated in master classes by renounced recorder players over the world such as Dorothee Obelinger, Saskia Coolen, and Han Tol, and enjoys obtaining inspirations from different cultures and musical languages.
Not only is Christine a passionate recorder player, she is also an active yoga practitioner and certified yoga teacher. Christine too loves drawing, writing, and exploring the world through the lense of art. Her wide interests cultivated an unique artistry in her and coninued to shape her musicianship with autenticity.
Christine has been a full-time high school music teacher since 2018, where she teaches, produces, and directs all school concerts. She also teaches piano in the after school enrichment programs of NYC public elementary schools. Christine loves to share her passion and love for music with people through performance and educational work, and she is ambitious about future music making as a soloist, collaborator, and educator; in New York, and internationally.