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. Highlights of his 2021-22 performances include concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan and a tour of Japan with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. In the United States, he will appear with the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Multiple recitals in Taiwan, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania will culminate in a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut in June 2022. Passionate about chamber music, he will give concerts in the United States as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program and perform at Music@Menlo. 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, 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.