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Dr. Chin Cheng Lin

The award-winning Belgian & Taiwanese marimbist, composer, and pedagogue – Dr. Chin Cheng Lin is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews he has received for both his live performances and recordings. Dr. Lin made his debut recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. As a result of Lin’s succession in marimba, he received a “ European Soloist Champion Award” in 2007, “Culture Outstanding Award” from the Taipei Representative Office in Belgium and Europe for promoting the Taiwanese arts and invited to perform for the Belgian Royal Family. Frequently praised for his musical and technical mastery. Mr. Lin is also lauded for his imaginative and illuminating interpretations of the marimba repertoire.

Dr. Lin has performed and given master classes in more than 30 countries and received phenomenal reviews. He also has performed with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Romanian Chamber Music Orchestra, Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as prestigious international music festivals.

As a composer, Dr. Lin has written more than 60 works for marimba, that are frequently performed internationally. Lin’s music became standard repertoires in international music competitions such as International Marimba Competition in Belgium, Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Competition in Italy, Thailand International Percussion Competition, Huston Symphony Orchestra International Concerto Competition…etc. Recently, he has collaborated intensively with Taiwanese orchestras such as the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Winds, and the Ju Percussion Group.

As a pedagogue, Dr. Lin developed and founded the “Percussion Theater” department at the Leuven University College of Arts in Belgium, which is the first university to offer this unique study for the young generation. Lin has successfully been an artistic director for the following chamber music project: Music for 18 Musicians by Reich, Ballet Mechnaique by Antheil, In C by Reily. Currently, Dr. Lin is the coordinator of percussion at LUCA School of Arts and Bornem Municipal Academy for music, dance & theater in Belgium.

He is an endorser of Adams Percussion and an Encore Mallets/Salyers Percussion Artist.

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