Bowers Program Artist

Richard Lin


Richard Lin Photo credit: Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Taiwanese-American violinist Richard Lin is the Gold Medalist of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis which took place in 2018. While all of his touring outside of Taiwan was canceled this season due to the pandemic, he has remained extremely active in Taiwan. Highlights of his 2020-21 season include concerto engagements with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, and the Kaohsiung Philharmonic. The season also includes chamber music concerts with members of the National Symphony Orchestra. Named a CMS Bowers Program Artist starting in fall 2021, he made his debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Taipei and Kaohsiung in 2020. He will give his Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut in June 2022. He has collaborated with numerous orchestras and performed at celebrated concert venues throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. He is a laureate of the Sendai, Joseph Joachim, Singapore, and Michael Hill International Violin competitions and has just joined the faculty of the National Taipei University of Education. Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Mr. Lin graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Lewis Kaplan respectively. As part of his prize, he has the use of the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivarius and 2017 Sam Zygmuntowicz on loan to him for four years from the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.