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Tim Lin

Cello, Viola da Gamba

Timothy Lin is a Baroque cellist, viol player and researcher originating from Taiwan.
Performing with Linarol viol consort and as a freelancer with other ensembles, Tim has built a career as one of the UK's foremost early musicians.

As a musicology researcher, Tim is particularly interested in French viol music. He is currently reading for his PhD at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which focuses on Durham Cathedral Library music manuscript A27, an 18th-century English manuscript with Continental viol music compiled.

In 2019 Tim and his friends founded The Glæm Ensemble to introduce the beauty of early music and historical performance in Taiwan, and in 2021 he joined The Linarol Consort, a viol ensemble specialising in Renaissance consort music. In June 2022, Tim was the winner of the Corton-Hyde Early Music competition with his trio ensemble Les Borderies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Tim was awarded a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music, London, where he developed an interest in historical-informed performance and musicology research. Before moving to London, he read music at National Taiwan Normal University. Tim has studied viol with Lucy Robison, Reiko Ichise and Claire Bracher and baroque cello with Richard Tunnicliffe.

Besides his busy professional life, Tim is enthusiastic about making coffee and growing a tropical jungle in his flat.