Biography

Chinese pianist YinJia Lin has drawn international attention since her concerto debut at the age of 15 with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, conducted by Wing-Sie Yip. Recognized by critics, colleagues and the public as "a pianist with the highest sensitivity, imagination and precision, combining brilliant musicality," Dr. Lin has performed solo recitals, concertos and chamber music concerts at venues and series such as the Alice Tully Hall, WMP Concert Hall, Ana Tzarev Gallery, New York University, Steinway Hall in New York City and in Coral Gables, New Jersey Symphony Subscription Series, Gusman Hall in Coral Gables, Festival Miami, Miami Civic Association,  as well as Hong Kong City Hall and the Golden Horse Concert Hall in China. Dr. Lin has been awarded many scholarships, awards and prizes in both China and the U.S., including the Second Prize of the Buono & Bradshaw International Piano Competition in 2008, the First Prize of the New York University Piano Concerto Competition in 2005 and the First Prize of the Mozart International Piano/Violin Concerto Competition in Hong Kong in 1998.

 

Born in Canton, China, YinJia Lin began playing the piano at the age of six. In 2000, she came to the United States to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard Pre-College in New York City. The following year, she was accepted as a full-scholarship student by the Juilliard School’s college division. Dr. Lin has participated in many music festivals, including the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and the Nice Academy in France. She has also participated in Master Classes given by Pierre Laurent Aimard, Lazar Berman, Olivier Gardon, Shi-Kun Liu, Ming-Qiang Li, and Arie Vardi.

 

Dr. Lin taught undergraduate music classes at NYU's Steinhardt School from 2005-2007 where she obtained her Master of Arts.  After graduating, she worked professionally as a Performer and Music Consultant for the Ana Tzarev Gallery in New York City, as well as Concert Hall Manager and Performer at the WMP Concert Hall, where she organized many concerts, including the popular “Strad for Lunch” series.

 

Dr. Lin completed her Doctoral study at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, under the tutelage of Santiago Rodriguez. As a full-scholarship student and Graduate Teaching Assistant,  Dr. Lin taught undergraduate keyboard-skills and accompanying classes as well as coaching chamber music ensembles. An experienced and versatile keyboardist, Dr. Lin plays the harpsichord and the organ in addition to orchestral and choral conducting.  Her recent performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with Coral Gable Opera was broadcasted on PBS channel thirteen. Dr. Lin’s doctoral dissertation, Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Sonatas: A performance Guide, was published by Scholars’ Press, one of the leading academic publishing houses in Germany in 2013.

 

A Steinway Education Partner, Dr. Lin currently resides in New York City where she keeps a full private teaching studio. She is on faculty at Manhattan School of Music Pre-College and Young Musicians' Summer Camp.

 

YinJia's doctoral dissertation, "Alberto Ginastera's Piano Sonatas: A Performace Guide," can be purchased at Amazon.com, Amazon.com.uk, and Barnes & Nobel.com. If you are interested in purchasing the book, please click the links below: 

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