Concert pianist Brian Lin is, as described by well-respected pianist Matti Raekallio, "a tremendous virtuoso with an appealing richness of musical imagination and a performer's courage that immediately capture the listener." Since coming to the U.S. from China at the age of 15, Mr. Lin has been a top-prize winner at numerous competitions worldwide, including the Hilton Head, Virginia Waring, and Lennox International Piano Competition. In 2014, Mr. Lin became one of only 20 young artists in the United States to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award, a $100,000 scholarship. In 2016, he received the third prize at the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg International Competition, one of the foremost multi-instrument competitions in the world. In addition to his success in competitions and concert performances, Mr. Lin places great importance in music education for the younger generation. In 2016, he founded his own music school in Shenzhen, China, where it currently provides lessons to over 100 enrolled students. In the United States, He has also performed and lectured at numerous secondary and primary schools across the country. Mr. Lin received his bachelor's and master's degree at The Juilliard School in 2014 and 2016 and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at the Peabody Conservatory studying with Yong-Hi Moon.
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