LIN, Hsin-Pin

LIN, Hsin-Pin

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Hsin-Pin Lin was born in Taichung, Taiwan. Under the influence of her mother who is fond of classical music, she started learning piano and Chinese dulcimer since childhood. While studying at Stella Matutina Girls' High School and NTUA, she was a Chinese dulcimer major and had found the passion for music gradually. She then began visiting China and learning with famous musicians including Guo Minqing and Li Lingling. Her education on Chinese traditional music was well established during the time. In 1998, Hsin-Pin started her music journey in U.S.. She firstly studied at Berklee College of Music where majoring in professional music and arranger, in jazz and pop music. Afterwards, she went to Teachers College, Columbia University and earned master in music education in 2005.

After returning to Taiwan, Hsin-Pin began her teaching career at well-known music schools, such as Mingdao University, Taichung Municipal Taichung Second Senior High School, and Matutina Girls' High School. Currently she teaches at National Taiwan University of Arts, Chinese Culture University, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts, and Changhua Art High School.

In addition, Hsin-Pin also works as a composer and arranger whose styles across various music fields. Until now, she has been commisioned by many orchestras and oranizations for new compositions. Also, many musical groups or soloists like to perform her works. There are many successful breakthrough that she has made for different instruments both technically and musically. Thus she has discovered her own musical style. The way she infueses musical elements from different cutual styles with Western or Chinese instruments do really attract and chanllenge the tastes of performers and listeners. Her music represents novel idea with rigorous insight and inspires rich imagination with scenarios at the same time. Both professionals and amateurs do find her music attractive and understandable.


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