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Reynolds Conducting Institute Fellow - Chih-Chien Lin

  • Chih-Chien Lin serves as Assistant Professor at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. A recipient of numerous awards for clarinet, Dr. Lin has won first prize at the Young Artist Showcase Competition, Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition in Taiwan and is a winner of the Rio Hondo Symphony Young Artists Competition, Redlands Bowl Young Artists Auditions and the USC(University of Southern California) Thornton School of Music Concerto Competition. He is also a finalist at 2nd Lisbon International Clarinet Competition. Dr. Lin has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, USC Thornton Symphony, Rio Hondo Symphony, Tainan National University of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Wind Orchestra & Symphony Band, TSO(Taipei Symphony Orchestra) Wind Orchestra and Soochow University Wind Ensemble.

    He graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from USC Thornton School of Music with minor in instrumental conducting with Larry Livingston. He also studied choral conducting with Christian Grases and conducted USC Thornton Symphony.

    After receiving his doctoral degree at USC in 2015, Dr. Lin came back to his home town, Taiwan, and joined the renowned Magic Clarinet Quartet, a Buffet Crampon and Vandoren performing ensemble, and has served as the conductor of International Clarinet Festival Clarinet Choir. He is also the conductor and founder of TNNUA (Tainan National University of the Arts) Wind Ensemble which is formed in 2017. TNNUA Wind Ensemble has given concerts in major cities in southern and eastern Taiwan and has been a rising ensemble in Taiwan. 

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