Lin Juan

Juan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with both Bachelor and Masters degrees in cello performance. His principal teachers include Bernard Gregor­Smith , 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 masterclasses. In 2009 he was awarded the RNCM Haworth Prize for Cello.

Juan is a regular Principal Cellist of the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra and The Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a freelance cellist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He has also led the RNCM Symphony, Opera and Chamber Orchestras, and was invited to the Britten Pears Orchestra in its 2008 Aldeburgh Festival season. In Germany he was a member of the Baroque ensemble BAKLAVA, and was Co­Principal cellist of the RNCM Sinfonia, resident orchestra at the 34th Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, Italy. He has also given solo and chamber recitals in Germany, Italy, Japan and UK.

Juan has since been featured in solo appearances that has seen him collaborate with The Philharmonic Orchestra, re:mix, Ding Yi Music Company, W!ld Rice and The Arts Fission Company. He is also active in chamber music performances, appearing regularly with established local and international musicians.

Juan has been on the cello faculty at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts since 2013 and is also Music Director of Raffles Institution String Ensemble and Baroque Ensemble. Juan performs on an instrument on generous loan from Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei of the Rin Collection.