(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. In 2017, Hoei Lien decided to enroll for the academic Master Arts, Culture and Society at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam to develop her skills in music management.
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) and Gstaad Menuhin Festival (Switzerland). Hoei Lien has followed masterclasses with many renowned artists, such as Zakhar Bron, Mihaela Martin, Levon Chilingirian, Philippe Graffin, Frederieke Saëys, Lars Anders Tomter, Alexander Zemtsov, Gérard Caussé and Frans Helmerson. In 2017 Hoei Lien received funding from the Hendrik Mullerfonds and in 2018 she received generous support from “Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument” for a beautiful French antique bow.
Hoei Lien is based in Holland and enjoys a busy career playing in orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alongside, she plays in different chamber music/ cross-over projects such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Banda. A very personal project of hers is running a concert series with her friend Marjolein Nieuwenkamp, Het Roode Kamerconcert , in the former legendary violin luthier atelier of Josef Vedral in The Hague.
She also works as a tour manager for the Swiss Animato Orchestra.
As a violinist, 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 was involved in, was “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 has been invited to play with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra based in Switzerland and was invited to fulfil the role as guest principal 2nd violin with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Spring 2016. Hoei Lien was part of the Ansermet Ensemble, a mixed chamber music ensemble, from 2015-2016 with whom she toured to the French part of Switzerland. She had her debut appearance on British radio in 2015 on 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.
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