Jenny Lin

Biography

Born: 1973; Taiwan  
Jenny Lin is one of those adventurous pianists unafraid to tackle contemporary repertory or to explore the works of lesser-known composers of generations past. Ironically, her repertory is inclusive of many of the standards, including concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and others. But the list of modern and contemporary composers in her repertory is staggering: Bolcom, Boulez, Cage, Harrison, Ligeti, Read more Ornstein, Pärt, Rzewski, and Ustvolskaya, to name but a few. What is more surprising is the number of works she has performed, if not championed by virtual unknowns. How many pianists would dare to regularly give concerts featuring works by the likes of Virko Baley, Unsuk Chin, Tsu-Ling Sarana Chou, Boudewijn Cox, Elena Firsova, Vitezslava Kaprálová, Randy Nordschow, Johannes Maria Staud, and Jacqueline Waeber-Diaz? Lin not only concertizes such fare, but has recorded several discs of works by such composers. And, her admirers will assert, she has achieved a healthy measure of success in the process. Indeed, she continues to appear at major concert venues, has been serving on the faculty at the 92nd Street Y, and has made about 10 recordings, most still available from Hänssler Classics, BIS, and Koch International.

Jenny Lin was born in Taiwan in 1973 and raised in Austria. She studied music at Vienna's Hochschule für Musik with Noel Flores and later on at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with Julian Martin.

Lin continued studies even after launching her concert career, her list of teachers including Richard Goode, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Andreas Staier. After her student years Lin relocated to New York City, where she regularly appears in concert at 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater, and Museum of Modern Art. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Lin has also made frequent appearances at major American and European festivals, including the Spoleto, Chopin, Ars Musica, and Archipel.

Lin's earliest recordings appeared around the turn of the new century with a pair of acclaimed efforts: Chinoiserie, a BIS CD released in 2000 containing Sino-inspired works by Adams, Arensky, Busoni, and others, and the complete piano works of Ruth Crawford Seeger, issued in 2002, also on BIS. Among her newer recordings is a 2008 CD on Hänssler Classics containing Bloch's Concerto Symphonique, Concerto Grosso No. 1, and Scherzo fantasque, with conductor Jiri Starek leading the SWR Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern. Read less
The World Of Crawford-Seeger / Jenny Lin, Timothy Jones
Release Date: 01/29/2002   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1310   Number of Discs: 1
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Chinoiserie / Jenny Lin
Release Date: 05/15/2000   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1110   Number of Discs: 1
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Browse 1-18 of 18 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Elliott Sharp: Tranzience
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80778 Release Date: 05/10/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Elliott Sharp
    Performer:  Joshua Rubin,  Rachel Golub,  Jenny Lin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet,  New Thread Quartet,  Either/Or
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  • 2.
    The Spirio Sessions / Uri Caine, Jenny Lin
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30044 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Uri Caine,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jenny Lin,  Uri Caine
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    Night Stories - Nocturnes / Jenny Lin
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98037 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy,  Gabriel Fauré,  Alexander Glazunov  ... 
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    Jenny Lin - Stravinsky
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30028 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    David Wolfson: Seventeen Windows, Sonata For Cello & Piano /  Bontrager,  Lin
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 1407 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Wolfson
    Performer:  Jenny Lin,  Laura Bontrager
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    Get Happy / Jenny Lin
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30011 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Irving Berlin,  Earl Wild,  Stefan Malzew,  Richard Rodgers  ... 
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    Montsalvatge: Canciones & Concertos / Lin, Barton Pine, Duchonova
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98642 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Xavier Montsalvatge
    Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine,  Lucia Duchonova,  Jenny Lin
    Conductor:  Celso Antunes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Rarities Of Piano Music At Schloss Vor Husum   Vol  22
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 709 Release Date: 11/08/2011  
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Stephen Heller,  Richard Wagner,  Ferruccio Busoni  ... 
    Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin,  Jean-Frédéric Neuburger,  Ian Fountain,  Michail Lifits  ... 
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    Silent Music - Mompou's Musica Callada / Jenny Lin
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30004 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Federico Mompou
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues / Jenny Lin
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98530 Release Date: 07/14/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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  • 11.
    Insomnimania
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7734 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Bolcom,  Robert Helps,  Raymond Scott,  Eric Richards  ... 
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    Bloch: Concerto Symphonique, Works For Piano & Orchestra
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 93192 Release Date: 02/12/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest Bloch
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
    Conductor:  Jirí Stárek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Silvestrov: Drama, Etc / Dufallo, Dharamraj, Lin
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7740 Release Date: 11/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Valentin Silvestrov
    Performer:  Cornelius Dufallo,  Jenny Lin
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    Silvestrov: Nostalghia, Three Postludes, Etc / Jenny Lin
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98229 Release Date: 09/04/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Valentin Silvestrov
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    Preludes To A Revolution / Jenny Lin
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98480 Release Date: 06/14/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anatole Liadov,  Reinhold Gliere,  Alexey Vladimirovich Stan,  Arthur Vincent Lourié  ... 
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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    The World Of Crawford-Seeger / Jenny Lin, Timothy Jones
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1310 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ruth Crawford Seeger
    Performer:  Timothy Jones,  Jenny Lin
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    Chinoiserie / Jenny Lin
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1110 Release Date: 05/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Albert William Ketèlbey,  Bohuslav Martinu,  Leo Ornstein,  John Adams  ... 
    Performer:  Jenny Lin
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