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Jenny Lin

About this Artist

Jenny Lin, a Steinway Artist, has made a name for herself on the world stage thanks to her “remarkable technical command” and “gift for melodic flow” (The New York Times). The Washington Post has extolled her “confident fingers” and “spectacular technique,” while Gramophone has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist.” She was born in Taiwan, raised in Austria, and moved to New York, where she resides. At the age of four, with no piano at home, she began playing the instrument at her grandmother’s house. Educated in Europe and the U.S., she has built an international reputation, distinguished by inventive collaborations with a breadth of artists, and has performed widely with renowned orchestras and symphonies at the world’s most notable concert halls. 

Lin has a close affinity with Philip Glass, whose etudes she performs globally, and which inspired her to embark on a commissioning initiative, The Etudes Project. She is the featured pianist in Elliot Goldenthal’s original motion picture score for Julie Taymor’s film, The Glorias, and the central figure in Cooking for Jenny by Félix Cábez for Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain, among other media appearances such as CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s Performance Today.

Her discography numbers more than 50 recordings, ranging from the classic piano canon to modern milestones to Broadway songs. Her passion for education led her to create Melody’s Mostly Musical Day, a musical picture book for children told in classical piano pieces, which she developed into a multimedia concert that has toured the continent.

Fluent in English, German, Mandarin, and French, Lin holds a bachelor’s degree in German Literature from Johns Hopkins University. Lin studied music at the Hochschule für Musik and at the Peabody Conservatory. She resides with her family in New York City and serves on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music at The New School. 

She was recently appointed Executive Director of the Manchester Music Festival, effective fall 2023, to oversee its 50th anniversary season.