Retired international concert violinist Pan YinLin and his wife, retired pianist Lei JinRon, recently visited Fernbank to perform some classics from composers like Edward Elgar, Henryk Wieniawski and Johannes Brahms. Pan performed using his favourite violin which was made in 1710.
The residents were very lucky to be treated to this performance. Pan and Lei live locally to Fernbank and have recently began performing again in Australia after leaving China 20 years ago. Pan began playing violin at the age of 10 in Shanghai and was the first Chinese musician to serve as a principal soloist in a foreign symphony. In the 1990’s, Pan performed in several orchestras in Australia and Japan before returning to the Shanghai Symphony in 2003. He was the first violinist of the Sydney Opera House Orchestra. After leaving the symphony in 2012 Pan said he felt very grateful for his professional career success.