You-Chiung Lin, piano

You-Chiung Lin was born in 1971 in Taiwan. After starting the piano at the age of five, she studied with Juanelva Rose at Tunghai University and won major national competitions in her native country. Following a Bachelor's degree, she was awarded a full scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music to study with Piers Lane in London, and received her Recital Diploma in 1995. She has also been studying with Douglas Finch at the London College of Music & Media, where she obtained a Performance Diploma with Distinction as well as winning the Holmes Recital Prize and the Beethoven Prize. She has appeared in masterclasses with Imogen Cooper, John Lill, Artur Pizarro and Martino Tirimo among others.

In July 1995 You-Chiung Lin was the winner of the Croydon Symphony Orchestra Soloist Award and the First Concerto Prize at the Kent International Summer Course for Advanced Pianists. She was a prizewinner, and represented the LCMM, at the Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe in December 1998. She has successfully performed concertos, and in most cases received return invitations, with the Bristol Concert, City of Canterbury Symphony, and Wandsworth Symphony Orchestras, and the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square. You-Chiung is also very active as a recitalist and chamber musician, and has given well-received concerts in Taiwan, Japan, Germany and the UK. Currently she is the Accompanist Fellowship holder at the LCMM.

You-Chiung Lin holds a special place in the development of the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, having played Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto in the orchestra's first ever concert in 1995.

A CD of rare Romantic works La Flúte Romantique on The Flute Studio label, featuring You-Chiung Lin and Singaporean flautist Tiong-Eng Goh, was released in 1996.


Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra