Victor Lin started learning the violin at the age of 5 and studied violin from the principal 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 an M.A. in Education and two certificates from Berklee College of Music in Logic Pro and Advanced General Music Studies.
For the last 20 years, Victor has served as director of ViBO Music, a successful music school he founded in 2003. ViBO Music has grown to a two-campus music school (San Francisco and San Bruno, CA) with more than 600 students. Victor has been a violinist in San Francisco Philharmonic since 2019. In addition, Victor started ViBO Simfani, a world music ensemble that regularly performs at festivals and other events throughout San Francisco. In 2020, Victor worked for the “Adventure in Music” program by San Francisco Symphony, doing over 130 music presentations to all the public elementary schools in San Francisco.
Most recently, Victor has focused more on songwriting, arranging, and music production. His debut album, Calling My Name, features songs in many genres—from pop to folk, to Latin, House, Bossa Nova, Blues, Rock, and beyond.