Primary Instrument: Piano
enny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She continues to receive accolades worldwide as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. The New York Times writes: No one who has heard [her] will need to be told that Ms. Lin has a gift for melodic flow and remarkable technical command, the Washington Post praises Lin’s confident fingers... spectacular technique... and Gramophone magazine has hailed her as an exceptionally sensitive pianist.
Her performances have taken her to venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, Miller Theatre, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, as well as at Chopin, Archipel, Flanders, Divonne, Ars Musica, BAM's Next Wave and Spoleto USA Festivals, with orchestras such as Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI, SWR Rundfunkorchester, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Gijón, the Flemish Radio Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan.
She is the subject of the documentary, Zahara, by Elemental Films Spain.
Jenny records for Koch International Classics, Hänssler Classic, BIS Records, Sunrise Records, and Poem Culture Records. Her discography includes the critically acclaimed Preludes to a Revolution, The 11th Finger, Chinoiserie, piano music of Valentin Silvestrov, complete piano music of Ruth Crawford Seeger, Liszt Sonata and Schumann Fantasy, and works by Chinese composers Guan Xia and Ma Yo-Dao. Three recordings are due for release in 2007/8 including an album of works for piano and orchestra by Ernest Bloch.
Jenny studied with Noel Flores at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, with Julian Martin at the Peabody Conservatory (Artist Diploma) in Baltimore, and with Dominique Weber in Geneva. She has also worked with Richard Goode and Blanca Uribe in New York, and with Dimitri Bashkirov and Andreas Staier at the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Cadenabbia, Italy. She holds a bachelor's degree in German Literature from The Johns Hopkins University and currently resides in New York City where she serves on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y .