September 25, 2011
Season Opening Concert

Chiu-Ling Lin, Pianist

Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Liszt Hungarian Fantasy for Piano & Orchestra
Ravel Bolero
Themes from the Harry Potter Movie Soundtrack


Return to 2011-12 Season

Intense snare work by Aya Kaminaguchi-Singer
in Ravel's Bolero

Flowers to Maestra Lin

Chiu-Ling Lin takes center stage

Chiu-Ling Lin joyfully receives flowers
from her students

Dr. Chiu-Ling Lin is an internationally-renowned pianist, educator and former Artistic Ambassador who made extensive solo appearances in South America. She has been described by New York Times critics and other reviewers as having "great impact, not only with her exceptional virtuosity, but also with her ability to capture the intent of the composer” and a "great sense of style - emotional strength - impressive quality in performance..."

An energetic and passionate performer, Dr. Lin has played before enthusiastic audiences around the world. Critics have written that she makes compositions "soar with her joyous and skilled interpretation.” Dr. Lin made her Carnegie Weill Recital Hall debut as the winner of the East and West Young Artist Auditions. She has soloed with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, and the Des Moines Symphony.  Her appearances in New York, Boston, Chicago, England, Canada, and throughout the Far East have featured Dr. Lin's unique mix of music by Chinese and Western composers. Her virtuosity is showcased in the CD, "Portraits of China."

As a chamber musician, Chiu-Ling Lin has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Marina Piccinini, Marcos Granados, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Dr. Lin is a committed educator who received her bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and her master's and doctoral degrees from Indiana University.

Chiu-Ling Lin has been a resident of West Windsor, New Jersey since 2005 and maintains a private piano studio.  She is the immediate past President of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association and is the representative of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.   This concert marks her return engagement with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. She last appeared with the Orchestra in December 2008