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. The group performs regularly at San Bruno Concert in the Park, People in Plaza (San Francisco), San Francisco International Art Festival, Colma Town Picnic, and many other festivals and community events. The band recorded “SimfaniChoir” EP in 2019 with ViBO International Choir, singing songs in five different languages. A Brazilian choro album is scheduled to release in the summer of 2020.
In 2020, Victor works for the “Adventure in Music” program by San Francisco Symphony, doing over 130 music presentations to all the public elementary schools in San Francisco.