Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Summer FREE Concert @ NEC 2022
at New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

 August 11 - 27, 2022

All concerts Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door
Age 6 and under not admitted


Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Zhiye Lin 林之燁, piano
(First prize winner concerto competition 2019)


 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457
Molto allegro
Allegro assai

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55
I. Ondine
II. La gibet

III. Scarbo

~ intermission ~

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Chopin 24 Preludes Op. 28

Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938)
Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen
II. Die Fledermaus


"Pianist Zhiye Lin, who studies with Richard Goode at the Peabody Institute, provided much expressive interest, especially in the slow movement and good dynamic control throughout. In Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit Lin exerted expert control, thoroughly muscular, even magnificent. No less shivering was Le gibet, I’ve never heard a more convincing live performance than this one. I hope to hear more of this remarkable, thoroughly confident young pianist." -Mark DeVoto, Boston Music Intelligencer

Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door.
Age 6 and under not admitted.

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts



photos: Chung Cheng

event photos: Xiaopei Xu and Chi Wei Lo

Zhiye Lin
林之燁,  piano
(First prize winner concerto competition 2019)

Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligence as a pianist who “breezed through the most technically difficult bits with impressive panache”, Zhiye Lin is classical pianist who is increasingly being heard in important concert halls. He has performed in many major concert halls in the world, including the Kennedy Center, Ningbo Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, and Shanghai Oriental Art Center. He was the laureate of piano competitions in Tokyo, Spain, West Virginia, New York, Singapore, and Hawaii. He also appeared as soloist with Mercury Orchestra, West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra, and Hawaii Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Channing Yu, Mitchell Arnold, and Joseph Stepec.

Although his father was an audiophile, Zhiye was the first musician in his family. He was attracted to music when he attended a concert for the first time, and his passion for music from that time drove him to the present day. After a few years of studying, he moved to Shanghai, which is 700 miles away from his hometown in the southern part of China, to further study music. Zhiye enrolled in the prestigious Music Middle school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Known for his performance of solo master pieces, he also actively engages with chamber music. The Dawn Trio, which he founded in 2010, was awarded the second prize of the Chamber Music Competition of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Since then, he and his groups had been coached by well-known musicians, including Joseph Lin, Jerome Lowenthal, Peter Salaff, and Joel Smirnoff.

Zhiye also interested in Historical Music performance. he joined the Baroque Youth Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of Music as a basso continuo player and gave performances in He Luding Hall and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall.

Born in China, Zhiye Lin has a great passion for Chinese traditional culture, including poetry, painting, and calligraphy. Also, he is fascinated with traditional Chinese cooking, especially his hometown style cuisine. Even though he has tried his best to reproduce Teochew cuisine in his own kitchen, he still missed his grandma’s cooking during his studies in the US.

He earned his Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music and his Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Hae-Sun Paik and Hung-Kuan Chen. Currently, he is completing the Artist Diploma at the Peabody Institute under Richard Goode's guidance.

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln,  Massachusetts