Lina Bahn is a violinist who has a keen interest in collaborative and innovative repertoire, and has been called “brilliant” and “lyrical” by the Washington Post. As a committed educator, she was on the faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder from 2008-2015, and she has taught masterclasses and lessons throughout the world, including those at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, the Sydney Conservatory, Hong Kong University, Renmin University in Beijing, the Curtis Institute of Music, among others. She was on the faculty of the Sierra Summer Academy of Music from 2001-2013, the Institute of the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Italy and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Summer Festival. Currently, she serves on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Lina Bahn was a member of the award-winning Corigliano Quartet, which held prestigious residency posts at The Juilliard School, Indiana University and Dickinson College, as well as on summer faculty at Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, Marrowstone, Canandaigua Chamber Festival and the Chicago Suzuki Institute. The quartet’s performances have brought them to such venues as The Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia, Corcoran Gallery, Phillips Collection and Carnegie Hall, and have earned them the ASCAP/CMA Award for Adventurous Programming. In 2007, their Naxos Records recording of quartets by John Corigliano and Jefferson Friedman was selected by The New Yorker magazine as one of the year’s “Best 10 Recordings.” The Corigliano Quartet was lauded by the Strad Magazine for their “abundant commitment and mastery,” and praised as “musicians who seem to say ‘listen to this!’” by the New York Times. They have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, All Things Considered and Backstage Pass, Chicago’s WFMT’s Live From Studio One, and the Quartet can be heard on the Albany, CRI, Naxos and Bayer Labels.