The Fredericksburg Music Club is pleased to present LoAn Lin in concert on the piano on April 27, 2014. The concert will be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St., at 3:00. Seating will open at 2:30. While there is no charge for this concert, donations will be accepted. The Fredericksburg Music Club would like to thank the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance for their generous grant which has helped to make this concert possible.
The First Prize winner and the recipient of the Baroque Prize at the 11th San Antonio International Piano Competition in 2012, Lo-An Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She has appeared in recitals in Seoul National Arts Center in Korea, National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her performances have been broadcast on WQXR FM (New York), KPAC/KTXI Texas Public Radio, and ABC Classic FM (Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Radio). Ms. Lin was invited as the guest artist to perform a solo recital at the Kawai Keyboard Series at Queensland Conservatorium, Australia in 2008 and at the Chopin Society Annual Birthday Concert in San Francisco in 2013. Ms. Lin has also appeared as concerto soloist with the Queensland Orchestra in Australia, the Glenn Gould School Orchestra in Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra. Lo-An Lin has appeared as a concerto soloist with the San Antonio Symphony in 2014. In 2007 Lo-An was featured in the American Music Teacher Magazine in which she wrote an article for the Music Teacher’s National Association’s collaborative conference with the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations and Royal College of Music. She was also interviewed by the MUZIK magazine in Taiwan for her solo recital appearance at the National Recital Hall in Taipei in 2007 and 2012.
Some of the highlights of her competition awards include: 1st prize at the collegiate division of MTNA Piano Competition in California, 3rd prize at the Corpus Christi International Piano Competition, 2nd prize at the Lennox Young Artists International Competition, 1st prize, and Audience prize, Concerto prize, and Best performance of an Australian work prize at the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, 1st prize at the National MTNA Senior division competition, and 2nd prize at the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition.
She is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at the Yale School of Music as the recipient of the George W. Miles Scholarship studying with Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Master of Music degree studying with Ms. Nelita True, and received her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Mr. Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the recipient of the Janet Rose Piano Scholarship, where she was awarded the Young Artist Award and won their piano concerto competition as the only freshman pianist in their history.