victor lin, violin


Victor Lin started learning the violin at the age of 5 and studied violin from the principle violinist of the Canton Symphony Orchestra for more than 10 years, earning Certificate of Merit for the highest Violin Standard in China. Victor came to the United States at the age of 17. He played first violin in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra during college and performed in Davis, Sacramento, Berkeley and San Francisco. He participated in UC Davis Baroque Ensemble and many classical ensembles under the direction of Prof. Michael Sand.  Victor also studied for four years with Gerard Svazlian, a former professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Victor holds a M.A. in Education.

Mr. Lin founded the ViBO Music Center in 2003, which has grown to a two-campus music school (San Francisco and San Bruno, CA)  with more than 450 students.  He directs the annual ViBO Family Music Camp in Petaluma, and conducts the ViBO Youth Ensemble and the ViBO Family Orchestra. Victor is a founding member of the ViBO String Quartet, and plays electric violin in Garnada, a band that combines Flamenco, Morrocan, Turkish, and Middle Eastern musical styles.  In 2009, Victor performed with a veteran Cantonese singer, George Lam, at the Hong Kong Coliseum for an audiences of over 12,000.

In 2010, Victor founded a fusion world music ensemble called ViBO Simfani, which bridges cultures from around the globe by fusing elements of latin jazz, folk, classical, Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro.  The group's first album was released in 2012, and started performing throughout the bay area.  In 2015, VIBO Simfani was invited to host a benefit concert for VH1 Save the Music Foundation and raise fund for music education.  On the same year, VIBO Simfani was selected to perform at San Bruno Concert in the Park and Colma Town Picnic.  ViBO Simfani is scheduled to perform at San Francisco International Art Festival in 2016 and plans to release their second album during this event.




ViBO Simfani
VH1 Save the Music Benefit Concert Excerpts


                ViBO Family Orchestra                   "Medley: High Mountain Green (高山青)       / Wade in the Water


VIBO Simfani
"Receita de Samba"


Double Violin Concerto by J. S. Bach
ViBO Violin Ensemble

"Brejeiro" @ Concert in the Park
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"Let it Be"
- ViBO Youth Ensemble -