Linda Quan, violinist, was born in Los Angeles and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music at The Juilliard School under Joseph Fuchs. Quan has had a diverse career concertizing and recording in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a soloist, a chamber musician, and a principal orchestral player.
Extremely active in the field of “original instrument” performance, she is a founding member of the Aulos Ensemble and Classical Quartet, and she appears regularly as a principal player with The American Classical Orchestra, The Handel and Haydn Society, Smithsonian Chamber Players, and The Bach Ensemble. Quan has an equally strong involvement in new music, performing and recording with the Atlantic Quartet, The New York New Music Ensemble, the ISCM Chamber Ensemble, and the Composers Conference at Wellesley.
In the past, she has appeared and toured with such groups as The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, The Classical Band, The St. Luke’s Orchestra of New York, and The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and has appeared in numerous summer festivals, including Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, Caramoor, Santa Fe, Blossom, June in Buffalo, and Wolf Trap.
International festivals include Festival of Perth, Schleswig Holstein, Lufthansa Festival of London, Edinburgh International Festival, and contemporary music festivals in Beijing, Thailand, Cambodia, and Belgium. Besides her position on the faculty of Vassar College since 1980, Quan has led workshops in old and new music performance practices at universities and summer academies throughout America.
She has recorded on the Harmonia Mundi, Smithsonian, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, MusicMasters, Opus One, Decca (L’Oiseau-Lyre), and Centaur labels.