A native of Taiwan, pianist Tze-Wen (Julia) Lin is known for her sensitive and virtuosic playing. She holds both the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance from University of Oregon, where she studied with renowned pianists Dean Kramer, David Riley, Claire Wachter and Alexandre Dossin. There, she was recognized for her extraordinary artistry as recipient of three competitive awards: Excellence of University Outstanding Performer in Music, Outstanding Performer in Keyboard, and Outstanding Performer in Collaborative Piano. Throughout her studies, she worked as Graduate Teaching Fellow in the area of piano pedagogy and piano accompanying. Professionally, she held affiliations with University of Oregon Orchestral Conducting Workshop, Eugene Symphony Association, Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, Eugene Concert Choir, and Cascadia Concert Opera.
Prior to moving to the U.S., Tze-Wen earned a Bachelor of Music from Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan under guidance of distinguished pianists Marina Drozdova and Mikhail Kollontay. She was featured as the soloist in J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor BWV1052 with TNNUA String Orchestra. She has won several piano competitions, including First Prize in Taichung Piano Competition, KHS Yamaha National Piano Competition, Taiwan National Piano Competition, Kawai National Piano Competition and Hsin-Tien Gong National Talented Artists Piano Competition.
In addition to her specialty in late Romantic and early 20th century solo piano repertoire, Dr. Lin is enthusiastic about and committed to discovering and advocating for neglected historical works and contemporary music of depth and substance.
Since moving to Rochester, NY, Dr. Lin has actively freelanced in association with The Hochstein School, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra and Eastman School of Music, accompanying students on recital programs and assorted local and statewide auditions and festivals.