Lin Juan, cello
Juan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Cello Performance. His principal teachers include Bernard Gregor-Smith, Jo Cole and Zhao Yu Er. In addition, he has had the privilege to work with Ralph Kirshbaum, Raphael Wallfisch, Qin Li Wei, Gregor Horsch and Karine Georgian in various master classes.
He regularly freelances as section cellist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra; as Principal Cellist he also regularly freelances with the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra, and Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, among other ensembles.
Juan has been featured in solo appearances that has seen him collaborate with groups as diverse as The Philharmonic Orchestra, re:mix, Ding Yi Music Company, The Arts Fission Company and Wild Rice. He is also active in chamber music performances, appearing regularly with established Singaporean and international musicians.
Working with young people is a central part of Juan’s musical life. In addition to his work as Assistant Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, he is also a cello lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and conducts the Raffles Institution String Ensemble as its music director.