© You-Chiung Lin

You-Chiung Lin is a solo pianist and chamber musician based in the UK.

After graduating from Tunghai University in her native Taiwan, she was awarded a full scholarship to study with Piers Lane at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In addition to giving many successful concerts both at home and abroad, she has presented highly acclaimed performances on various cruise lines.

Her concerto appearances have been frequent and greatly praised, working with many different orchestras.

She is a truly versatile musician at home with music as diverse as Mozart to Lutoslawski.

After starting to play the piano at the age of five, You-Chiung Lin studied with Juanelva Rose at Tunghai University in her native country Taiwan. Following a Bachelor's degree, she was awarded a full scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music to study with Piers Lane in London and received her Recital Diploma with Merit in 1995. She has also studied with Douglas Finch at the London College of Music & Media, where she obtained a Performance Diploma with Distinction. She has appeared in master classes with Imogen Cooper, John Lill, Artur Pizarro and Martino Tirimo, among others.

 

Whilst studying in Taiwan, You-Chiung Lin won major national competitions including the First Prize at the National Music Contest Piano Section in 1993. In the UK, she won both the Croydon Symphony Orchestra Soloist Award and the First Concerto Prize at the Kent International Summer Course for Advanced Pianists in July 1995. During her studies at the London College of Music & Media, she won the Holmes Recital Prize and the Beethoven Prize. As the result of the latter, she went on to win the Second Prize at the prestigious Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition, hosted by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe in December 1998. You-Chiung held the Keyboard/Accompanist Fellowship at the LCMM for several years and appeared frequently in their concert series.

 

As a concerto enthusiast, You-Chiung has performed successfully with several orchestras in the UK including the Bristol Concert Orchestra, the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square. She also receives regular returning invitations for further performances.

 

For her extensive interest and ability to work with fellow musical colleagues, You-Chiung Lin enjoys being a soloist as well as an accompanist and chamber musician. She gave a solo recital in each semester while studying for her Bachelor's degree at Tunghai University as well as being requested frequently for chamber music and accompaniment and has continued performing regularly since coming to the UK. In addition, having given well received concerts in Japan, Taiwan, Germany and Holland, she also presents highly acclaimed recitals on the Fred Olsen, Saga and P&O cruise lines.

 

A CD of rare Romantic works La Flûte Romantique on "The Flute Studio" label, featuring You-Chiung Lin and Singaporean flautist Tiong-Eng Goh, was released in 1996. She has also produced a limited-edition recording in November 2000, performing solo pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. A live recording of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 accompanied by the composer's Fantaisie-Tableax for two pianos, presenting You-Chiung and Stefan Hofkes with the Bristol Concert Orchestra, was made available in the 2006. "The Carnival of the Animals" by Saint-Saens was released by the Reading Symphony Orchestra in 2010.

 
 

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