Biography

Pianist Meng-Hua Lin, a native of Taiwan, began her piano studies at the age of four. She made her concert debut as a winner of J.O.C. Youth Composition Competition in Tainan Cultural Center. She is also the winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society, Steinway Society West Pennsylvania, PTMA Piano Competition, as well as Chautauqua Music Festival Concerto Competition and YAMAHA Piano Competition.

Dr. Lin has performed in Asia, Europe, and the United State of America. She appeared as a recitalist and soloist at Suolahti Music Festival (Finland), Amalfi Music and Art Festival (Italy), Music Fest Perugia (Italy), Prague International Master Classes (Czech Republic), TCU / Cliburn Piano Institute Young Artist Program (USA), and Chautauqua Music Festival (USA). In 2005, she was featured in J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 with Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble. In 2007, she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major,K. 488 with Perugia Fest Orchestra in Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, Italy. In the follow year, she returned to Italy and performed in the Young Artist Series of Amalfi Coast Music and Art Festival. In 2009, she was invited by AACMM- Associação Amigos do Conservatório de Música da Madeira and presented a solo recital in Funchal, Portugal. In 2014, she performed Lowell Liebermann’s all three Piano Sonatas at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Equally skillful as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist, Dr. Lin has performed with various ensembles From 2004 to 2006, she performed as an orchestra pianist in both Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra. I In 2005, she performed Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet in Chautauqua Music Festival. In 2006, she performed Korean composer Bomi Jang’s Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2012, as a member of Ponto Triplo, she collaborated with choreographer and digital media artist in Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias in Portugal.

Dr. Lin received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 2014. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a performance diploma from Manhattan School of Music. Her principal teachers include Ian Hobson, Nina Svetlanova, Hanna Li, and Pan- An Chen. In addition, she has performed in masterclass for Enrique Graf, Rebecca Penneys, John Perry, Elizabeth Pridonoff, Robert Roux, Logan Skelton, Sergey Schepkin, Ilana Vered, and Earl Wild. In 2015, she received scholarship from International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York City and performed in masterclass conducted by Alon Goldstein, Jerome Rose, Victor Rosenbaum, and Eduard Zilberkant.

 
Repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach
English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809
French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, F major
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, A minor
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, C major
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Italian Concerto, BWV 907
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

Samuel Barber
Nocturne Op. 33 (Hommage to John Field)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 5 No. 2 in G minor
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, “Pathétique”, Op. 13
Sonata No. 17 in D minor, “The Tempest”, Op. 31, No. 2
Sonata No. 21 in C major, “Waldstein”, Op. 53
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, “Appassionata”, Op. 57
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
32 Variations in C minor, Woo. 80
Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2
Romance in F major, Op. 50 for Violin and Piano

Johannes Brahms
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118
Sonata for Viola and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (choir)

Max Bruch
Kol Nidrei, Op.47 for Cello and Piano

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, B. 49
Etude Op. 10, No. 4 in C-sharp Minor
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Impromptus No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65

Claude Debussy
Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes
Violes from Preludes, Book I
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest from Preludes, Book I
Suite bergamasque

Edward Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Joseph Haydn
Sonata in C Major, Hob. 16/35
Sonata in C Major, Hob. 16/48

Lowell Liebermann
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 1
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 10
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 82

Franz Liszt
Waldesrauschen from Etudes de concert, S. 145
Ballade No. 2 in B Minor, S. 171
Sonata in B Minor, S. 178
Consolations S. 172, No. 3 in D-flat Major

Felix Mendelssohn
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54

Wolfgang A. Mozart
Sonata in C Major, K. 279
Sonata in A Minor, K. 310
Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397
Sonata in D Major, K. 576
Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 1

Sergei Rachmaninov
Etude-Tableaux, Op. 39, No. 6 in A Minor

Maurice Ravel
Jeux d’eau
Tombeau de Couperin

Franz Schubert
Four Impromptus Op. 90
Moments musicaux, D. 780, No. 4 in C-sharp Minor
Piano Sonata No. 20, D. 959 in A major

Robert Schumann
Sonata no. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22

Igor Stravinsky
Sonata (1924)

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