Bowers Program Artist

Richard Lin


Richard Lin Photo credit: Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Praised in The Strad magazine as “an instinctive showman”, Richard Lin has become one of the most sought after musicians of the generation. He was the Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and the Sendai International Violin Competition, and has also won top prizes at the Hannover, Wieniawski, Singapore, Shanghai, and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Richard has collaborated with famous conductors and renown orchestras, and he has performed at celebrated concert venues throughout the world. He released two albums under Fontec label.

Highlights of Richard’s 2019-2020 season include concerto engagements with the Indianapolis, Montclair and Chippewa Valley symphonies as well as the New Mexico, Evansville and Marion philharmonics in the United States. Multiple recitals in Dallas, New York, Washington, D.C., and Poland will culminate in a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut with pianist Thomas Hoppe in June 2020. In Asia, Richard will tour Vietnam with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra. He will also perform Beethoven Triple Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra in Taipei and Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Richard began his violin studies at the age of four. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School under the tutelage of respected pedagogues Aaron Rosand and Lewis Kaplan.