Jung Lin林容光, Pianist & Composer
Pianist Jung Lin has been acclaimed for her poetic and virtuosic pianism. A native of Taiwan, she conducted her own orchestral works at age 12, won numerous competitions in her native country, and was featured on Taiwan’s major news program “90 minutes.” At sixteen her symphonic poem, “The Black Wedding” was given its premiere by the Juilliard Symphony under Miguel Harth-Bedoya. While at Juilliard Ms. Lin studied composition with the renowned American composer David Diamond, and for six years, piano with the eminent pianist Martin Canin. One of the outstanding Chopin pianists of her generation, Ms. Lin has given numerous all Chopin recitals. In 1999, the 150th anniversary of Chopin’s death, she was heard at such prestigious venues as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, the Summit Festival, and the Kosciuszko Polish Foundation. In October, 1999 she was featured at New York’s Alice Tully Hall in the Gala Chopin recital which included 25 world renowned pianists. In addition to Chopin, Jung Lin is an avid champion of Nikolai Medtner, she is currently recording the complete Tales for Naxos. During 2004 Ms. Lin was invited by radio station WQXR to perform three recitals at the New York Botanical Garden, playing to capacity audiences and worldwide on wqxr.com. A highpoint of 2004 was a December recital debut at Alice Tully Hall. Other recent New York appearances have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bargemusic, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. Ms. Lin returns to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in December of 2005. She lives in New York City.
Source from 美東台灣人夏令會07/1996
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