(Delft, The Netherlands)
started playing violin at the age of three through the Suzuki-
method. From 2001 she started studying at the special Young Talent-department
from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. After graduating for her A-levels
at Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet, she continued studying at
the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Music diploma (Hons) “cum laude” in 2012, Hoei Lien got accepted to the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study with Jacqueline Ross. For these studies, she received generous support from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Ars Donandi and Stichting Niemeijer. In 2014 Hoei Lien graduated for her Postgraduate Master in Performance. For the academic year 2014/2015 Hoei Lien was selected for the prestigious Guildhall Artists Fellowship.
Hoei Lien has won several prizes at various national competitions. In 2002 she was a prize winner of the National Iordens Viooldagen. At the International Gergiev-festival in 2006 she won both the jury and the audience award. In 2007 she was a prize winner of the National Davina van Wely Concours. In 2009 she was a prize winner of the Prinses Christina Concours and Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland. Alongside these competitions, Hoei Lien has taken part in many festivals, among which the Apeldoorn International Masterclasses (The Netherlands), Bowdoin Music Festival (USA), Porziano Musica (Italy), Orlando International Chamber music festival (The Netherlands), MusicAlp (France), Aurora Music Festival (Sweden), Prussia Cove International Masterclasses (UK), Encuentro de Santander (Spain), Barnes Music Festival (UK), Frome Music Festival (UK), Rome Chamber Music Festival (Italy). Hoei Lien has followed masterclasses with Zakhar Bron, Mihaela Martin, Levon Chilingirian,Hagai Shaham, Philippe Graffin, Gordan Nikolitch, Liana Isakadze, Frederieke Saëys, Rachel Podger, Moshe Hammer, Lars Anders Tomter, Alexander Zemtsov, Gérard Caussé and Frans Helmerson.
Hoei Lien enjoys a busy career playing in orchestras,
different chamber music projects and solo.
She has performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United States and Singapore.
Hoei Lien has a special interest in combining art forms, so called
cross-arts projects. She has produced and played
Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky/Ramuz with a full cast for which
she received the Guildhall School of Music and Drama coLABorate award 2015.
Another cross-arts project Hoei Lien is involved in,
is “Salon Musical”, a programme of music and theatre
which captures the spirit, elegance and splendour of a 19th century
Parisian musical soiree. From 2013 until 2016 Hoei Lien was managing director and principal player of the Silk Street Sinfonia, an unconducted chamber orchestra
with a core group of twelve strings. The Silk Street Sinfonia is made up of young international musicians who met in London, many of whom are laureates of
international competitions and all of whom enjoy busy careers.
They travelled to Lucerne and Zurich in September 2015 for a tour where they have recorded their debut CD in 2014. In the Swiss tour 2015, Hoei Lien appeared as a soloist playing “Winter” of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In December 2015 she was invited to play Bruch violin concerto with the Dutch orchestra Sempre Crescendo. Hoei Lien also plays with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Gstaad Festival Orchestra based in Zwitserland and is a member of Kamerata Zuid, a string chamber orchestra based in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In March 2016, Hoei Lien was invited to fulfil the role as guest principal 2nd violin with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. A mixed chamber music ensemble Hoei Lien is part of since Spring 2015, is the Ansermet Ensemble. They premiered "The Watchmaker" by Peter Longworth in Geneva during their Swiss tour in May 2016.
Hoei Lien has appeared several times on national radio in The Netherlands. She had her debut appearance on British radio in BBC radio3's "In Tune" with Craig Leon playing tracks live from the album "Bach to Moog". This led to another collaboration with Craig Leon on his composition “Nommos”, a mixture of electronic music, voice and string quartet.
Hoei Lien has played with many renowned artists such as Lawrence Dutton (Emerson Quartet), Zakhar Bron, Frans Helmerson, Boris Brovstyn, Candida Thompson and Andras Andorjan.
As an orchestra musician Hoei Lien has worked with many renowned conductors among others, Bernhard Haitink, Valery Gergiev, Lawrence Foster, Carlo Rizzi, Edward Gardner, Jaime Martin, Etienne Siebens, Péter Csaba, Jac van Steen, Reinbert de Leeuw and James Gaffigan.
Sonata no. 1 in A minor opus posthume
live unedited recording with pianist Mariko Asakawa-North
Buciumeana from Six Rumanian Dances (arr. Y. Zhislin for solo violin
and string orchestra)
live recording with Silk Street Sinfonia
Serenata: Larghetto from Pulcinella: Suite Italienne
(arr. S. Dushkin for violin and piano)
live unedited recording with pianist Stephen Gutman