Sheena Lan Violin I - Associate Concertmaster
Sponsored by Carole & Jerry Ringer
Taiwanese native Shin (Sheena) Lan is the newest member of the Illinois Symphony, appointed as Associate Concertmaster in 2022. In addition to her duties at the ISO, she is also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Sheena has enjoyed a varied career in music, spanning three instruments and concerts to worldwide acclaim. Alongside her pursuits on the violin, she is an accomplished singer, previously of the pop group “Four Friends,” under Skyhigh Entertainment Asia Co., with whom she toured throughout Asia, accrued millions of streams and was featured at the Taipei 101 New Year’s Countdown 2012. The group’s songs are still regularly aired on TV and radio outlets across Asia.
When not performing, Sheena is also a dedicated educator. For two years, she taught piano and violin at El Sistema in rural Taiwan, where she led the orchestral program. She has been a featured clinician at the Kaohsiung Municipal Sinsing Senior High School, where she is a proud alumna of the music program and continues to teach privately.
Sheena holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the National University of Singapore, where she was a full-scholarship recipient at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Her Master of Music degree and Performer’s Diploma are from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Sheena is grateful to her mentors, who include Zuo Jun, Mark Kaplan and Ellen DePasquale. Her additional studies are with Ida Kafavian, Cho-Liang Lin, and Anne Sophie-Mutter, as a summer student at festivals such as the Taipei Music Academy and Festival and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Sheena currently plays a violin by Taiwanese luthier Po Yi-Chen, on loan to her since 2022.