Christine-Yatin Lin is a Taiwanese recorder player who was based in London for 9 years and relocated to New York City in 2018. She has a multicultural educational background across Asia, Europe, and the US, and enjoys playing repertoires from a wide span of genres as well as creating new music with composers.
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 and meditation music from 13th century Japan. Christine was also one of the selected soloists for Columbia University's 2020 virtual Christmas concert; she performed Van Eyck and worked with videoagraphers for its music video production around the beautiful campus of Teachers College. Prior to her move to New York City, Christine performed in prestigious venues in and around London- the BBC radio 3, the Buckingham Palace, and the Somerset house to name a few.
Christine started her professional musical training in 2009 at age 14, at the Wells Cathedral School. Her first-study recorder teacher was 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 completed her MA in music and music education from the Teachers College, Columbia University in 2022, where she studied the recorder with Nina stern, and taught recorder lessons as a graduate instructor. Some of the master classes Christine has participated in includes those by renowned recorder players: Dorothee Obelinger, Dan Laurin, Saskia Coolen, and Han Tol.
Christine has been a full-time high school music teacher since 2018, where she teaches, produces, and directs all school concerts. She frequently leads student choirs to perform at the New York Athletic Club during holiday seasons. She also teaches piano in the after school enrichment programs of NYC public elementary schools, and runs a private studio of 13 students.
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.