Seasons With Chorale: 2
Season Joined: 2015-16
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
B.M. in Vocal Performance; California State University Northridge
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
LA Opera, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, and various studio/session engagements
I had the distinct pleasure of singing as Aaron in Sergio Barer's world premiere of Moses: An Oratorio at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple earlier this year.
Highlights of your musical career:
Getting into this ensemble has undoubtedly been a highlight! I love the constant challenge. It keeps me on my toes and helps hone my musicianship.
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the LAMC and the LA Phil for the first time at the 2015/2016 Season Opening Gala was certainly a moment of personal triumph!
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I am humbled and deeply honored to work with the LAMC as a young singing professional. I'm indebted to the many people that have encouraged, helped, and shared their wisdom along the way. I believe this invaluable experience will help me achieve my dream to someday return to Taiwan and share the stage with my mom, the principal cellist of Taiwan Philharmonic!
For more info please visit benlinbass.com.
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
L.A. offers a wide variety of authentic cuisines from all over the world while setting new culinary trends. Do take advantage of all the good eats in town! Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle for ramen, Porto's Bakery & Cafe for delicious Cuban sandwiches and pastries, and Mashti Malone for exotic Persian ice cream just to name a few!