Jasmine Lin began violin studies at age four. She has since appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. She was a prizewinner in both the International Paganini and Naumburg Competitions. The New York Times describes her as an "unusually individualistic player" with "electrifying assertiveness" and "virtuosic abandon".
As a chamber musician Ms. Lin has been a participant of the Marlboro Music Festival and toured extensively with the Chicago String Quartet, the Overseas Musicians, and Taiwan Connection Festival. She was an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern and DePaul Universities and a faculty member of the Taos School of Music. Ms. Lin is a founding and current member of the Formosa Quartet, which won first prize in the 10th London International String Quartet Competition. The Formosa's recording on the EMI Debut Series won critical acclaim, and the quartet has performed in venues around the world including the Chicago Cultural Center, Caramoor, Taipei's Novel Hall, BBC In Tune, and Wigmore Hall.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Lin gave her New York debut in Merkin Hall, where the program included her poetry set to music. Her poem "The night of h's" received Editor's Choice Award from the International Poetry Foundation, and her poetry/music presentations have resulted in collaborations with Dana Wilson, David Loeb, and Thomas Oboe Lee. In the 1999-2000 season Ms. Lin was Assistant Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of Trio Voce, which has recorded CDs on the Con Brio label, and the Chicago Chamber Musicians, whose Composer Perspectives series won the ASCAP award for adventuresome programming. She received a Grammy nomination for her performance in CCM's CD of works by Mozart.