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Steven Lin 林 易
The Juilliard School, Piano Performance, Master of Music
Artist Diploma from Curtis Institute of Music
A top prize winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv.
Steven Lin is establishing himself as one of the most distinctive and original artists of his generation. He first made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 12. Recently, he made a sensational Carnegie Hall debut playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1, and has been hailed by the New York Times for playing that is “...immaculately voiced and enhanced by admirable subtleties of shading and dynamics.”
His recent debuts include Kansas City Symphony Orchestra with Michael Stern, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras with Miguel Harth-Bedoya, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico with Carlos Miguel Prieto, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra with Asher Fisch. He has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under Gerard Schwartz, Costa Rica National Symphony under John Nelson, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Asher Fisch, and Baltimore Symphony under Keith Lockhart. Recent Recital appearances include major cities across the Asia, US and Europe at venues such as Gasteig in Munich, Louvre in Paris, National concert hall of Dublin, National concert hall of Taipei, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Shanghai Concert Hall, and Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo. In the 2021-2022 season, Steven will embark on his recital tour in the Basque region of Spain. Additional highlights include debut at the Berlin Philharmonie with Curtis on Tour and Karajan Academy and recitals across Europe, United States, and Asia. He has regular recital appearances in Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Washington Performing Arts, Sonoma State Green Center, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art in DC, University of Alabama, Pittsburg State University, Shenandoah University, and National Chopin Foundation in the USA. In the 2018-19 season, He made his debuts in Dubai and Bahrain Spring Festival in the Middle East. He also returned to Taiwan for a Three-city recital tour in spring 2019. A Frequent performer with summer festivals, he has appeared including the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, the WQXR Beethoven Sonata Marathon, New Hampshire Music Festival, and DITTO music festival in Korea, Finca World Piano Festival in the Canary Islands, Aspen music festival, the Aspen Chamber Music Workshop, under the mentorship of David Finckel and Wu Han, and the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, curated by violinist Cho-Liang Lin. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with Gidon Kremer and Misha Maisky.
Steven Lin’s artistry was clear from an early age when he was accepted by The Juilliard School on a full scholarship to study with Yoheved Kaplinsky at the age of ten, which in turn led to his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall when he was only 12. He has appeared on radio broadcasts including NPR’s From The Top and WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase, and he is featured prominently in the Cliburn Competition documentary film, Virtuosity, which premiered on PBS in 2015.
Steven Lin completed the Artist Diploma program at the Curtis Institute of Music, under the guidance of Robert McDonald, and before that, he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at The Juilliard School, studying with Mr. McDonald and Matti Raekallio.
When not making music, Steven describes himself as an ‘NBA basketball fanatic,’ a source of great pride and commitment which began when he was eight years old.
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