Chinese pianist YinJia Lin has been an active soloist, chamber musician, she has made appearances at the “Festival Miami”, Gusman Hall and Clarke Recital Hall at theUniversity of Miami, Lincoln Center, WMP Concert Hall, Frederick Loewe Theater of NYU in New York and Hong Kong City Hall, Golden Horse Concert Hall in China. As a winner of the 2005 New York University Piano Concerto Competition, Ms. Lin performed with the New York University Symphony Orchestra in Dec. 2005. Ms. Lin was awarded Second Prize at the 2008 Buono & Bradshaw International Piano Competition, First Prize at the 1998 Mozart International Piano Concerto Competition in Hong Kong and Participating Prize at the 2nd Carl Czerny International Piano Competition.
Since her orchestral debut at Hong Kong City Hall with Hong Kong Youth Orchestra at age 14, YinJia has drawn international attentions. She has been widely recognized by the public, critics and colleagues as a musician with “ the highest sensitivity, imagination and precision, combining brilliant musicality with great passion.”As an Adjunct Artist for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for 2008-2009 season, YinJia has been performing solo recitals all over New Jersey where she charmed and endeared the audience. Ms. Lin also has been well sought after as a piano collaborator and chamber music partner. Since 2006, she has teamed up with Venezuelan violinist, Everhard Paredes, performing recitals and chamber music extensively in New York City. YinJia had multiple engagements of solo recital and chamber music concert with Mr. Paredes at the WMP Concert Hall and Ana Tzarev New York Gallery in 2009-2010 season. Miss Lin’s coming concert engagements in 2010-2011 season include solo recital at the Yamaha Salon in New York, solo recital at the Faust Harrison piano showroom in New York, solo recital, chamber music concert with violinist, faculty of University of Miami, Glen Basham at the WMP Concert Hall, chamber music concert with violinist Kate Lisman in Vermont Community College, solo recital at the Steinway showroom in Coral Gables, Florida and solo recital at Gusman Hall in University if Miami.
Born in Canton, China, YinJia commenced her piano studies at the age of six. In 2000, She came to the United states to audition for the Juilliard Pre-College in New York and was accepted as a scholarship student. The following year, she was accepted as a full scholarship student by the prestigious Juilliard School, studying with prominent pianist, music educator, Martin Canin. She was invited to the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and the Nice Academy in France for four consecutive years from 2000 to 2003. YinJia was also chosen to participate in the Chinese National Music Concert at the General Assembly Hall of United Nations Headquarters in 2000. In 2007, she completed her studies at Steinhardt School of Performing Arts and Education of New York University, where she obtained her Master of Arts degree in Music & Music Education. Because of her exceptional talent and musical experience, she was appointed Adjunct Faculty at NYU, teaching undergraduate music courses. Since 2007, YinJia has been the Piano, Music Theory Faculty at the Noel Pointer Foundation where she teaches underprivileged children from Brooklyn area. Since 2008, Ms. Lin has been serving as Music Consultant at Ana Tzarev New Yrok Gallery, creating and organizing many concert series for gallery exhibitions. YinJia also joined force at Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins, working as Assistant Concert Hall Manager at WMP Concert Hall in the Flatiron district, creating many concert series including the popular series, “Strad for Lunch”, helping talented musicians from all over the world to be heard.
Currently, Ms. Lin is a full scholarship Doctoral student at Frost School of Music at University of Miami, studying with phenomenal pianist Santiago Rodriguez. YinJia is also a Teaching Assistant of prominent pianist, music arranger, Dr. Paul Posnak and a staff accompanist at the Frost School of Music. As a versatile keyboardist, Ms. Lin studies Harpsichord with musicologist Dr. Frank Cooper, she recently made an appearance in the “Festival Miami” as harpsichordist with the Henri Mancini Institute Orchestra.
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