Emily Lin was born in Taiwan and grew up in the USA. She studied flute in Los Angeles with James Walker, Anne Zentner and Roger Stevens. She received a scholarship to study at the University of Southern California where she is the recipient of several degrees in flute performance including a Bachelor of Music, Masters in Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts. Her first major appearance as a young musician was performing as Principal Flautist with a youth orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall. From 1992 to 2000 she performed as soloist and Principal Flautist with the American Symphony Orchestra under Zubin Mehta and Mehli Mehta. In 1992 she won the Arts Recognition Award for flute performance in the national talent search in the USA. She was also awarded scholarships from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra for three years running in 1992, 1994 and 1995. Emily Lin is currently a faculty member at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She became a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2002.