Our 2024-25 season starts up in September! Stay tuned!

FMMC’s Avanti Orchestra Appoints New Conductor!

June 27, 2024

The Avanti Orchestra Conductor Search Committee proudly announces the appointment of Chi-Yuan Lin as our Music Director and Conductor, following the 2023-24 concert-auditions of four very talented conductor-candidates. The committee carefully considered feedback from the orchestra members and audience, which included high praise for Chi-Yuan, such as “a clear, natural leader …. delightfully energetic and enthusiastic …. amazing technique …. expressive and evocative in her conducting style …. came into every rehearsal with a clear plan and was able to execute it always with positivity.” 

Chi-Yuan has worked with the Peabody Opera Theatre as assistant conductor, rehearsal pianist, and vocal coach. She has served as a cover conductor for the Baltimore Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Hartford Symphony, and Sao Paulo Symphony orchestras. Recently, Chi-Yuan was awarded a Ryan Opera Center Conductor position for the 2024-2025 season at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. A native of Taiwan, Chi-Yuan is currently a doctoral candidate at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Avanti’s 2024-25 season comprises the following concerts, all at The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW, Washington, DC.