2018 International Violin Competition Gold Medalist
On September 16, 2018, Richard Lin was announced as the gold medalist of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition, one of the world’s biggest awards for violinists who are launching careers that will take them to major stages across the globe.
Prior to this award, Taiwanese-American violinist Lin had already amassed a startling collection of top prizes at major international competitions, including the Hannover, Sendai, Singapore, Wieniawski, Shanghai and Michael Hill violin competitions. Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Mr. Lin began his violin studies at the age of 4. He gave his public debut at age 11 with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan. At 16, he moved to the United States, was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music, and later received his master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Lauded as “one of the new generation’s most promising and gifted young concert soloists” by the Violin Channel, and a brilliantly rising star by anyone’s standards, this is one concert not to be missed!