Sunday, February 20, 2022

Rachel Lin | 2nd Prize | Strings | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Taiwanese-American cellist Rachel Lin currently studies at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Marion Feldman with support from the MSM Scholarship Committee. Rachel's interest in music began at the age of four when she started piano. By age six, she transitioned to cello with Kyeong Hwa Kim. Rachel has had many first place finishes in local and international music competitions including American Protege Concerto Competition, Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, and CICA Music Festival Concerto Competition. 

During her time at California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, she had the opportunity to solo with the orchestra three times, playing Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante, Boccherini Cello Concerto in B flat major, and Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch. She joined CPYO on its Asia tour as an associate member and on the Spain and Italy tours as a member of the senior orchestra. In addition to playing as a soloist, Rachel enjoys playing in chamber groups. She performed in CPYO’s Associate Trio and participated in the chamber and orchestra programs at the CICA Music Festival. During the festival, she received a masterclass and multiple private sessions with cellist Sara Sant’ Ambrogio. This past summer she attended Madeleine Island Chamber Music where she had the unique opportunity of working with several world class musicians such as violinist of Brentano String Quartet, Mark Steinberg and Arianna String Quartet’s Kurt Baldwin, and Michel Strauss at Orford Musique. Rachel has performed in many halls in the US and around the world including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Davies Hall, S. Maria della Pieta in Venice, and Auditorio Arcon in Zaragoza. 

Aside from music, Rachel volunteered at Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education (AMASE). She also participated in the J’adore Cello Benefit Concerts which raised over $10,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Schumann Cello Concerto mvt 1 & 2