Kina Lin-Wilmoth is a Melbourne-based bassoonist who commenced his first year at ANAM in 2023. Having previously studied Science, majoring in microbiology, and German, Kina Lin-Wilmoth is currently completing his Honours year in Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under the guidance of Lyndon Watts, continuing his studies with him and Matthew Wilkie at ANAM.
Discovering an early passion for orchestral and chamber music in high school, Kina has performed with numerous Melbourne-based ensembles including The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra and in side-by-side engagements with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in masterclasses with Elise Millman, Matthew Ockenden, and James Aylward, among others.
During his studies at The University of Melbourne, he has been awarded numerous awards; including the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Ormond Exhibitions Scholarship and the Conservatorium Artist Portfolio Prize. He has developed a passion for the contrabassoon, having studied with Timothy Murray and Brock Imison.
Originally a cellist, Kina found the move to bassoon a surprisingly natural transition, and has enjoyed learning its diverse and lesser-known repertoire.
Aside from music, Kina has a keen interest in science, nature and food.
FROM: Melbourne, VIC. Lands of the Wurundjeri
Kina’s training at ANAM is fully supported by ANAM Syndicate donor Geoffrey Clarke
Photo by Pia Johnson