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Violinist Lin He Profile (2020)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-09-25

Duration: 00:12:49

Subjects: Classical Music | Violinists


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • He, Lin Interviewee


This segment from the September 25, 2020, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of violinist Lin He, a native of Shanghai, China, and an associate professor at the LSU School of Music in Baton Rouge. He discusses: performing with cellist Yo-Yo Ma; his five performances at Carnegie Hall; his involvement with Louisiana orchestras; his in-depth study of composers Beethoven, Mozart, and Shubert; the importance of playing the music of living composers; growing up around the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra where his father was a violinist; and his advice for teaching children how to play an instrument. Host: James Fox-Smith