Born in New York, Mr. Austin started learning the violin at the age of seven. After a few years of learning in Taiwan, Mr. Austin moved to Shanghai to pursue his violin study at The Music Middle School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he majored in Violin Performance for four years. During his school years in Shanghai, Mr. Austin participated in numerous concerts and performances, and he won the Silver Award at the Shanghai Oriental Star Violin Youth Competition.
After graduation, Mr. Austin was very honored to be accepted into École Normale de Musique de Paris in France at the age of sixteen, where he continued to pursue his Violin Performance Degrees. He spent eight years there to master his violin skills in solo, chamber, and orchestra playing and performance. At the same time, Mr. Austin was admitted to the Conservatoire de Saint-Maur and was awarded Special Education Level in Violin Playing. Mr. Austin received his Master Degrees in Violin Performance and Violin Education in 2017.
Mr. Austin is a very patient teacher, and he enjoys teaching and sharing music with his students. He believes building a good technical and musical foundation is very important for students’ future in music learning. He utilizes Suzuki along with other methods to build well-rounded musicians of all ages!