Rochester Symphony Orchestra Names New Music Director

By Francisco Salazar

Chia-Hsuan Lin has been named Music Director of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.

Lin is an associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony and was the first of four final candidates to guest conduct the Rochester Symphony Orchestra this season.

In a statement Joseph Mish, orchestra member, and chairman of the music director search committee said, “She inspired each section and every player to perform to their full potential,” he said. “She made an immediate connection with her ease and confidence on the podium and in front of the audience.”

In response to her new position and working with the orchestra, Lin said, “It makes me treasure every time I’m on the podium. It made me realize that I love working with a group of people and playing together.”

Lin has conducted such orchestras as the Saint Louis Symphony, Rochester Symphony (MN), Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphony, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic.