Petite Concerts

Chi Chi Lin as Dorothy showing Chinese violin

30-minute experiential events designed for young listeners

From newborns to preschoolers, our concerts are informal, interactive and local. Join us for a fun-filled musical experience and discover our instruments after the concert.

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Chi Chi Lin showing viola to kids
Video from our first Petite Concert at the Bozeman Library
Chi Chi Lin playing violin for room of kids
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by the Ahn Trio. Art and Animation by Sun Yeo. Arranged by D.D Jackson

About the Founder/Artist

Conductor and violist Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann enjoys a diverse career, from performing Mozart in Carnegie Hall to jamming with rapper Jay Z at Radio City Music Hall to conducting The Annual Westchester All-County Orchestra Festival. Her ability to straddle both roles of musician and conductor across different genres, has led her to venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Radio City Music Hall, performing with such artists including Kurt Masur, Beyoncé, and Enya.

In addition to presenting recitals and collaborative concerts in the US, Europe and Asia, Ms. Bestmann is a devoted teacher. She was a faculty member at Mannes School of Music (Extension), Hoff-Barthelson Music School, and Riverdale Country School. Ms. Bestmann was also the conductor of the Philharmonia orchestra at Third Street Music School Settlement and assistant conductor/faculty at Children’s Orchestra Society. Her commitment to education inspired the creation of Petite Concerts Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers live-music experiences to young children and cultivates classical music audiences of the future.