Sendai International Music Competition



Richard LIN (U.S.A / Taiwan)

1st Prizewinnter of the 5th SIMC Violin Section

Taiwanese-American violinist Richard Lin has won numerous competitions, most recently the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize of the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition. Among the other competitions Mr. Lin has won are 2nd Prize and the “Best Performance of New Zealand Commissioned Work” of the 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition; 2nd Prize of the NTDTV International Chinese Violin Competition; 1st Prize and the “Overall Winner” of the Buttram String Competition; and 1st Prize of the National Taiwan Music Competition.

Mr. Lin has appeared as a soloist with Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, Yokohama Sinfonietta, Macau String Association Orchestra, and Academy of Taiwan Strings. He has also given many solo recitals in Taiwan and the United States. Mr. Lin has received annual scholarships from Taiwanese foundations Shing-Tien-Gong and Dong-Sin to support his education in the United States. He has also won the “Chi-Mei Artist Prize” twice (2010 and 2011).

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Mr. Lin began his violin studies at the age of four. When sixteen, he moved from Taiwan to the United States with Dr. Gregory Lee. Mr. Lin is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with respected pedagogue Aaron Rosand. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at The Juilliard School – with Professor Lewis Kaplan.