Pianist Chao-Hwa Lin, a native of Taiwan, is an active pianist, collaborative pianist, and music educator. Dr. Lin has given numerous performances in Taiwan, the United States, Austria, and Italy at several major venues, including Carnegie Hall and Town Hall in New York, Zipper hall in Los Angelus, and National Recital Hall in Taipei. She has worked extensively in recitals and master classes with renowned musicians, including Graham Johnson, Alan Smith, Arlene Shrut, Craig Rutenberg, Elvia Puccinelli, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Barbara Bonney, Amy Burton, Rudolf Piernay, Sanford Sylvan, Lucy Shelton, Lisa Saffer, and Bo Skovhus.
Chao-Hwa was an Répétituer and assistant conductor for Amarillo Opera (US), Répétituer for Opera in the Ozarks (US), and vocal coach for Lingua e Canto of Sant’Angelo in Vado in Italy. She was also invited to SongFest as a Stern Fellow, performing in recitals and master classes.
Chao-Hwa is passionate about discovering contemporary classical and vocal music. She has premiered various works and has worked with many living composers, including Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, John Musto, Sansan Chien. Sarana Chou, Jeffrey Parola, and Paul SanGregory. As a researcher, she has been awarded Thesis and Dissertation Fellowship from the University of North Texas for her graduate research. This dissertation has also been invited to house in Wien Museum library and Beethoven-Haus Bonn Library. She has also been invited to East Texas Music Association (US) and National Student Competition of Music (TW) as a guest artist and competition adjudicator.
Chao-Hwa was awarded B.M. from National Kaohsiung Normal University, MM from Cleveland Instate of Music, and D.M.A. from the University of North Texas, USA. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society, NATS, and Association of Vocal Artists of R.O.C., Taiwan. She has been awarded an honorary citizenship of Flower Mound, TX. Chao-Hwa is currently on faculty at National Taitung University and China Medical University in Taiwan. In summer 2018, Chao-Hwa joined American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) Festival Orchestra as principle orchestra keyboard.