Chia-Ying Lin

A 2018 winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Chia-Ying LIN is a composer from Taiwan. Her works have earned international recognition  since 2015, including third prize at the International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Finland), first prize at the International Composition Competition Piero Farulli (Italy), a commission prize from the Goethe-Institut Korea for its Asian Composers Showcase 2017, the winner of the Seattle Symphony 2018-19 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition, and first prize at the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s composition competition 2019, amongst others.

Lin’s works have been performed widely across Europe, Asia and the US, by Philharmonia Orchestra (UK), Seattle Symphony (US), National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra as well as various ensembles and soloists including Ensemble TIMF, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Psappha, Quartetto Maurice, Quatuor Béla; at festivals including the Taiwan International Music Festival, Taipei International New Music Festival, National Performing Arts Center’s Innovation Series (Taiwan), WeiWuYing’s Taiwan International Festival of Arts, aDevantgarde-Festival (Munich), ‘PlayIt!’ Festival (Florence), Musiche in Mostra (Italy), Mänttä Music Festival (Finland), Philharmonia’s Music of Today (London), Leamington Music Festival Weekend (UK), Festival Archipel (Geneva), Tongyeong International Music Festival (Korea) and Asia Culture Center Contemporary Arts Festival (Korea) among others; and in venues including the National Concert Hall (Taiwan), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Teatro Verdi (Florence), Accademia Filarmonica Romana (Italy), Hämeenlinna Town Hall (Finland), Serlachius-museo Gösta (Finland), Maison communale de Plainpalais (Geneva), Maison de paroisse de Saint Gervais (Switzerland), Budapest Music Center (Hungary), Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall (UK), Senate House (London), Hoxton Hall (London), Djanogly Recital Hall (UK), Grypario Cultural Center (Greece), Tongyeong Concert Hall (Korea), Asia Culture Center (Korea) and West Kowloon Cultural District (HK).

Described as having “manifest flair” (The Sunday Times), Lin’s Chanson Perpétuelle has been recorded and released by Orchid Classics (London) in 2018, while her orchestral works Occultra and Sūtra were recorded by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and released on the orchestra’s own label (2014 & 2020). Her String Quartet is published by Ricordi Milan. Her music has been broadcast on Yle (Finland), RTS (Switzerland), SRF (Switzerland), BR-Klassik (Germany), BBC Radio3, RAI Radio 3 (Italy), RTP (Portugal), Tilos Radio (Hungary) and RTI (Taiwan); and has been mentioned in numerous international publications and media, including the BBC Music Magazine, Nottingham Post,  Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland), Keskisuomalainen (Finland), KlassiskMusikk (Norway), La Repubblica (Italy), La Nazione (Italy), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Il Corriere Musicale (Italy), ANSA (Italy), Le Courrier (Switzerland), Tribune de Genève (Switzerland) and Central News Agency (Taiwan), among others.

Lin studied composition at the Taipei National University of the Arts with Tsung-Hsien Yang, at the University of Manchester (UK) with Philip Grange, and at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome with Matteo D’Amico with support from the Taiwanese government. She also completed a six-month Mentoring programme at the Peter Eötvös Foundation in 2017, supported by the Taiwan Music Institute. She was selected for the Philharmonia Orchestra/RPS Composers’ Academy 2018/19 led by Unsuk Chin. She receives further training at the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome with Ivan Fedele. 

2019 sees her US debut with the Seattle Symphony performing Ascolsia in January; a Swiss-French co-commission for Quatuor Béla premiered at Festival Archipel in April; a Taiwanese premiere of Viaggio della Seta at WeiWuYing (National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts)’s Taiwan International Festival of Arts; a Royal Philharmonic Society-commission for Philharmonia Orchestra premiered at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in June; her orchestral work Sūtra premiered by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in August; and two works featured in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon District, among others. For the 2019/20 season, three albums respectively featuring her solo, ensemble and orchestral works are released in Taiwan and the UK; recent works include commissions from Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO), string orchestra for Camerata Taiwan, yangqin solo for Tangram (UK), and a Sheng Concerto by Taipei Chinese Orchestra.

Biography

A 2018 winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Chia-Ying LIN is a composer from Taiwan. Her works have earned international recognition  since 2015, including third prize at the International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Finland), first prize at the International Composition Competition Piero Farulli (Italy), a commission prize from the Goethe-Institut Korea for its Asian Composers Showcase 2017, the winner of the Seattle Symphony 2018-19 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition, and first prize at the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s composition competition 2019, amongst others.

Lin’s works have been performed widely across Europe, Asia and the US, by Philharmonia Orchestra (UK), Seattle Symphony (US), National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra as well as various ensembles and soloists including Ensemble TIMF, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Psappha, Quartetto Maurice, Quatuor Béla; at festivals including the Taiwan International Music Festival, Taipei International New Music Festival, National Performing Arts Center’s Innovation Series (Taiwan), WeiWuYing’s Taiwan International Festival of Arts, aDevantgarde-Festival (Munich), ‘PlayIt!’ Festival (Florence), Musiche in Mostra (Italy), Mänttä Music Festival (Finland), Philharmonia’s Music of Today (London), Leamington Music Festival Weekend (UK), Festival Archipel (Geneva), Tongyeong International Music Festival (Korea) and Asia Culture Center Contemporary Arts Festival (Korea) among others; and in venues including the National Concert Hall (Taiwan), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Teatro Verdi (Florence), Accademia Filarmonica Romana (Italy), Hämeenlinna Town Hall (Finland), Serlachius-museo Gösta (Finland), Maison communale de Plainpalais (Geneva), Maison de paroisse de Saint Gervais (Switzerland), Budapest Music Center (Hungary), Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall (UK), Senate House (London), Hoxton Hall (London), Djanogly Recital Hall (UK), Grypario Cultural Center (Greece), Tongyeong Concert Hall (Korea), Asia Culture Center (Korea) and West Kowloon Cultural District (HK).

Described as having “manifest flair” (The Sunday Times), Lin’s Chanson Perpétuelle has been recorded and released by Orchid Classics (London) in 2018, while her orchestral works Occultra and Sūtra were recorded by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and released on the orchestra’s own label (2014 & 2020). Her String Quartet is published by Ricordi Milan. Her music has been broadcast on Yle (Finland), RTS (Switzerland), SRF (Switzerland), BR-Klassik (Germany), BBC Radio3, RAI Radio 3 (Italy), RTP (Portugal), Tilos Radio (Hungary) and RTI (Taiwan); and has been mentioned in numerous international publications and media, including the BBC Music Magazine, Nottingham Post,  Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland), Keskisuomalainen (Finland), KlassiskMusikk (Norway), La Repubblica (Italy), La Nazione (Italy), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Il Corriere Musicale (Italy), ANSA (Italy), Le Courrier (Switzerland), Tribune de Genève (Switzerland) and Central News Agency (Taiwan), among others.

Lin studied composition at the Taipei National University of the Arts with Tsung-Hsien Yang, at the University of Manchester (UK) with Philip Grange, and at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome with Matteo D’Amico with support from the Taiwanese government. She also completed a six-month Mentoring programme at the Peter Eötvös Foundation in 2017, supported by the Taiwan Music Institute. She was selected for the Philharmonia Orchestra/RPS Composers’ Academy 2018/19 led by Unsuk Chin. She receives further training at the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome with Ivan Fedele. 

2019 sees her US debut with the Seattle Symphony performing Ascolsia in January; a Swiss-French co-commission for Quatuor Béla premiered at Festival Archipel in April; a Taiwanese premiere of Viaggio della Seta at WeiWuYing (National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts)’s Taiwan International Festival of Arts; a Royal Philharmonic Society-commission for Philharmonia Orchestra premiered at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in June; her orchestral work Sūtra premiered by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in August; and two works featured in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon District, among others. For the 2019/20 season, three albums respectively featuring her solo, ensemble and orchestral works are released in Taiwan and the UK; recent works include commissions from Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO), string orchestra for Camerata Taiwan, yangqin solo for Tangram (UK), and a Sheng Concerto by Taipei Chinese Orchestra.

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