Mercury Orchestra

Zhiye Lin, piano


Pianist Zhiye Lin, a native of Shantou, Canton Province, China, began playing piano at age seven. In 2011, he won the Excellent Performance prize in the concerto competition held in the Shanghai Music Middle School affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the first prize in Category V in the Third Piano Competition of the NIHON Piano Association in Tokyo, Japan. He also was the recipient of the 2nd prize of 2014 Spain 2nd Concurso Internacional de Piano “Villa de Xàbia”, the Melvin Stecher And Norman Horowitz Second Prize of One-Piano, Four Hands Ensemble in the 2016 8th New York International Piano Competition, the 1st prize of 2018 High Point University Piano Competition in North Carolina and the 1st prize of 2019 West Virginia International Piano Competition.

He has performed at The Kennedy Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai He Lvding Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall and Ningbo Concert Hall. He is a receipient of the Ende Niu Piano Major Scholarship (2009), the People Scholarship of Shanghai Music Middle School affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory Of Music (2010-2015), and YAMAHA Music Scholarship (2016).   In 2007, he began his studies at the middle school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Ting Zhou. He earned his bachelor degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Haesun Paik and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Hung-Kuan Chen.

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