The First Prize winner and recipient of the Baroque Prize at the 2012 San Antonio International Piano Competition, Lo-An Lin, was born in Taipei, Taiwan. A pianist with “brilliance” and “thoughtfulness” (San Antonio Express), Lin has performed throughout the United States and abroad. She recently gave her debut recital at Carnegie, Weill Recital Hall as the recipient of Lowry Award at Eastman School of Music. Highlights of her solo performances include performances and recitals at the Seoul National Arts Center in Korea, National Recital Hall and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, the Steinway Hall in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Lin has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras, such as the San Antonio Symphony, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra in Australia, the Glenn Gould School Orchestra in Canada, the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan.
Lin has received prizes and recognitions from many international and national piano competitions. Her competition highlights include the First Prize and the Baroque Performance Prize at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, First Prize at the collegiate division of MTNA Piano Competition in California and the First Prize at the National MTNA Senior division competition, Third Prize at the Corpus Christi International Piano Competition, Second Prize at the Lennox Young Artists International Competition, First Prize, and Audience prize, Concerto prize, and Best performance of an Australian work prize at the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, First Prize at the Viardo International Youth Piano Competition, Second Prize at the Missouri Southern International Piano Youth division, and Second Prize at the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition.
A passionate teacher, Lin is currently pursuing a minor in piano pedagogy for her doctoral degree at Eastman, where she has served as a teaching assistant for class piano program, as well as a studio assistant for Nelita True and Tony Caramia. Lin has taught at Eastman Community Music School for six years, and she also taught as a secondary piano lesson instructor at Yale School of Music for one year. Lin has been invited to give recitals and masterclasses at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and San Francisco Conservatory. Her upcoming masterclasses and lectures this year include East Tennessee State University and University of Alabama in November 2018, and Denison University in the Spring 2019.
Lin received her Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music in 2014, as the recipient of the George W. Miles Scholarship studying with Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen. She received her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Mr. Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Piano. Lin earned her Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music where she is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a minor in Piano Pedagogy studying with Dr. Nelita True.