Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Her ability to combine classical and contemporary repertoire has brought her to the attention of international critics and audiences. The New York Times praised her “remarkable technical command” and “gift for melodic flow.” The Washington Post extolled “Lin’s confident fingers” and “spectacular technique,” while Gramophone has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist.” Martha Argerich declared: “Miss Jenny Lin is a very gifted young musician and a brilliant pianist.”
Jenny’s concerts have taken her all over the world, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center to San Francisco, Canada and throughout Europe and the Far East. Her extensive discography includes critically acclaimed recordings on the labels of Steinway & Sons, Hašnssler Classic and BIS Records, with more than 20 albums to her credit. In 2011, her recording of Federico Mompou’s Musica Callada was declared one of the year’s best by The New York Times. Classics Today praised Lin’s recording of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues as “hands down the finest version of this massive work,” and her Shostakovich was also voted a Best of 2009 by The Washington Post.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied with Noel Flores at the Hochschule fušr Musik in Vienna, with Julian Martin at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and with Dominique Weber in Geneva. She has also worked with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode and Blanca Uribe, aswell as Dimitri Bashkirov and Andreas Staier at the Fondazione Internazionale per il Pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German literature from Johns Hopkins University.