Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as a pianist who “breezed through the most technically difficult bits with impressive panache,” Zhiye Lin is classical pianist who is increasingly being heard in important concert halls.
He has performed in many major concert halls in the world, including The Kennedy Center, Ningbo Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, and Shanghai Oriental Art Center. He was the laureate of piano competitions in Tokyo, Spain, West Virginia, New York, and Singapore. He also appeared as soloist with Mercury Orchestra and the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of Channing Yu and Mitchell Arnold.
Although his father was an audiophile, Zhiye was the first musician in his family. He was attracted to music when he attended a concert for the first time, and his passion for music from that time drove him to the present day. After a few years of studying, he moved to Shanghai, which is 700 miles from his hometown in the southern part of China, to further study music. Zhiye enrolled in the prestigious Music Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Known for his performance of solo masterworks, he also actively engages with chamber music. The Dawn Trio, which he founded in 2010, was awarded Second Prize at the Chamber Music Competition of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Since then, he and his groups had been coached by well-known musicians, including Joseph Lin, Jerome Lowenthal, Peter Salaff, and Joel Smirnoff.
Committed to community engagement, he offers music to bring people joy, performing recently for senior citizens in the Hope Lodge, Judson Manor, and Judson Park.
Zhiye also interested in historical-music performance. He joined the Baroque Youth Orchestra of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as a basso-continuo player and gave performances in He Luding Hall and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall.
He serves on the faculty at Musart Music School on Long Island. His students have been accepted into prestigious programs such as the Precollege Division at Manhattan School of Music.
Born in China, Zhiye Lin has a great passion for Chinese traditional culture, including poetry, painting, and calligraphy. Also, he is fascinated with traditional Chinese cooking, especially his hometown-style cuisine. Even though he has tried his best to reproduce Teochew cuisine in his own kitchen, he still missed his grandma’s cooking during his studies in the U.S.
He earned his Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music and his Master of Music at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Hae-Sun Paik and Hung-Kuan Chen. Currently, he is completing the Artist Diploma at the Peabody Institute under Richard Goode’s guidance.
Virtual First Round
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, No. 16 in g minor, BWV 885
Chopin: Étude in g-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 6
Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in c minor, Op. 39, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
I. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung
(Somewhat lively, and with innermost sensibility)
II. Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Lively, march-like)
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Slow and longingly)
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit
(Swiftly, but not overly, and with determination)
Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 5 in G Major, Op. 32
In-Person Second Round
Haydn: Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI:32
I. Allegro moderato
III. Finale. Presto
Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28
I. C Major, Agitato
II. a minor, Lento
III. G Major, Vivace
IV. e minor, Largo
V. D Major, Molto allegro
VI. b minor, Lento assai
VII. A Major, Andantino
VIII. f-sharp minor, Molto agitato
IX. E Major, Largo
X. c-sharp minor, Molto allegro
XI. B Major, Vivace
XII. g-sharp minor, Presto
XIII. F-sharp Major, Lento
XIV. e-flat minor, Allegro
XV. D-flat Major, Sostenuto
XVI. b-flat minor, Presto con fuoco
XVII. A-flat Major, Allegretto
XVIII. f minor, Molto allegro
XIX. E-flat Major, Vivace
XX. c minor, Largo
XXI. B-flat Major, Cantabile
XXII. g minor, Molto agitato
XXIII. F Major, Moderato
XXIV. d minor, Allegro appassionato
Carl Vine: Resolve
Godowsky: “Die Fledermaus” from Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen
Semifinal Round – Chamber Music
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108
III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
IV. Presto agitato
Prokofiev: Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 16
II. Scherzo: Vivace
III. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro tempestoso
Meet the People!
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