Chia-Ying Lin (b. 1990) is a composer from Taiwan. Her works have earned international recognition since 2015, including a third prize at the First International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Finland); a first prize at the International Composition Competition Piero Farulli (Italy); a second prize at the International Composition Competition Michele Novaro (Italy); a first prize at William Howard’s Love Song Composing Competition (UK). Notable recent honours also include a commission prize from the Goethe-Institut Korea for its “Asian Composers Showcase 2017”. Chia-Ying’s works have been performed in Taiwan, the UK, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland and South Korea by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra as well as various ensembles and soloists, including Ensemble TIMF, Classikan Ensemble, Quartetto Maurice, Quatuor Béla, Psappha and Vaganza, at festivals such as Taiwan International Music Festival, Taipei International New Music Festival, National Theater & Concert Hall’s Innovation Series (TW), PlayIt! Festival (Florence), Musiche in Mostra (IT), Mänttä Music Festival (FI), Festival Archipel (Geneva), Leamington Music Festival Weekend (UK), Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Tongyeong International Music Festival (KR), Asia Culture Center Contemporary Arts Festival (KR); in venues such as National Concert Hall (TW), Teatro Verdi Firenze (IT), Hämeenlinna Town Hall (FI), Serlachius-museo Gösta (FI), Budapest Music Center (HU), Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall (UK), Senate House London (UK), Hoxton Hall (UK), Tongyeong Concert Hall (KR) and Asia Culture Center (KR). Her 'String Quartet' was published by Casa Ricordi. A recording of her orchestral work 'Occultra' was released by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, while her 'Chanson Perpétuelle' for piano solo is released on Orchid Classics, London. Chia-Ying's music has been broadcast on Yle (FI), Rai Radio 3 (IT), Tilo Radio (HU) and Bravo Radio (TW). Supported by the Taiwanese government, Chia-Ying has pursued her postgraduate studies in the UK and in Italy. In 2017, she completed a six-month mentorship programme at the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation in Budapest with support from Taiwan Music Institute. She was selected for the Philharmonia Orchestra/Royal Philharmonic Society Composers' Academy 2018-19 led by Unsuk Chin.

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