Lina Bahn, violinist
Violinist Lina Bahn has a keen interest in collaborative and innovative repertoire, and has been called “brilliant” and “lyrical” by The Washington Post. Her most recent recording, Mean Fiddle Summer (Naxos), was hailed by ClevelandClassical.com. Intrigued by the relationship between art and social context, Bahn is one of four founding members of MoVE (Modern Violin Ensemble). MoVE is an innovative quartet of four violinists, committed to commissioning music and starting a canon of repertoire for this relatively unknown instrumentation. Along with MoVE, she has collaborated with cellist Matt Haimovitz to produce a program dedicated to ocean/water awareness: “Voices of the Ocean,” which premiered at the National Gallery of Art in 2017. She was a member of the award-winning Corigliano Quartet, with performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, and Ravinia; the Quartet earned an ASCAP/CMA Award for Adventurous Programming. In 2007, their Naxos recording of quartets by John Corigliano and Jefferson Friedman was selected by The New Yorker as one of the year’s “Best 10 Recordings.” They have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, All Things Considered, Backstage Pass, WFMT’s Live From Studio One, and can be heard on the Albany, CRI, Naxos, and Bayer Labels. As a guest with the Takacs String Quartet, Bahn performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Strathmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Queen Elizabeth Hall, among others. From 2008-2014, she served on faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and she currently teaches at the Thornton School of Music at USC in Los Angeles.