Richard Lin

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Taiwanese-American violinist Richard Lin is the Gold Medalist of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which took place in September of 2018. 

Highlights of Mr. Lin’s 2021-2022 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.  Additionally, Richard will give his Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut in June 2022. 

Richard has collaborated with numerous orchestras and performed at celebrated concert venues throughout the world including the Tokyo Symphony, the NDR Radiophilharmonie; the Indianapolis, Shanghai and Singapore symphonies; Poznań, Nagoya, and Taiwan philharmonics; Hong Kong Sinfonietta, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Amadeus Polish Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, among others.

He released his first album on the Fontec label in 2013 featuring works for violin and orchestra by Beethoven, Bartók and Brahms, performed with the Sendai Philharmonic and conductor Pascal Verrot. The following year, he released the complete Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin with his brother, pianist Robert Lin.

Richard has amassed top prizes at major international competitions including the Sendai International Violin Competition (1st Prize); the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover (3rd Prize); and the Singapore and Michael Hill International Violin competitions (2nd Prizes).  A dedicated teacher, Richard is on the faculty of the National Taipei University of Education.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Richard began his violin studies at the age of four. He gave his public debut at age eleven performing the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Richard 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 Indianapolis prize, Richard has the use of the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivarius and a 2017 Zygmuntowicz for four years.