YunZhe Lin is a classical guitarist originally from Shenzhen, China. He is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studies with Dr. Nicholas Goluses. He holds a Performer’s Certificate from Eastman and teaches as Teaching Assistant in Guitar Department, where he teaches fretboard harmony, guitar pedagogy, guitar history, and private lessons.
Lin received his Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma from Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where he studied with Maestro Ernesto Bitetti. At IU, he
taught as the Associate Instructor and taught beginning and intermedia Guitar Classes and private lessons. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. Lin participated in numerous masterclasses with such worldrenowned artists as Odair Assad, Marcin Dylla, Pablo Sainz Villegas, David Tanenbaum, Amadeus guitar duo, David Leisner, Jeremy Jouve, and Goran Krivokapic.
In 2018, Lin got the Honorable Mention Award in Matinee Musicale Collegiate Scholarship Competition. In 2019, he got the Dennis Organ Tribute Award in the NSAL
instrumental music competition, the Fourth Prize in the University of Louisville Guitar Solo Artist Competition, and was the finalist in Wilson Center Guitar Competition and Southern Guitar Festival and Competition. In 2022, Lin was the winner of the Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition for an outstanding performance of Mario Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto No.1, op. 30, and performed the work with the Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra. In same year, Lin got the Third Prize in Chicago Guitar Festival and Competition, Second Prize in Boston Guitar Festival and Competition, and Second prize in East Carolina Guitar Festival and Competition. As an active performer, Lin gave many successful performances which were highly praised by the audience in both United
States and Asia