Recipient of the 2011 St Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Livia Lin has recently presented her compositions at the Asian Music Festival in Tokyo, the Festival of Women in Arts in New York and the “Alive by Her Own Hands” festival/conference at Brandeis University in Boston. Lin was named finalist in the 2009 International Music Prize (advance level) and the Berklee College of Music Commencement Processional Fanfare Call for Scores in 2008. In 2006, with just one year of composition experience under her belt, her woodwind trio received an Honorable Mention in the MTNA Young Artist Composition Competition in 2006. Her recent composition, “Illustrious” from Ju, a five-moment composition for solo oboe, written for the principal oboist of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Jennifer Slowik received its world premiere by principal oboist of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Hsueh Chiu-Wen, at the recent 29th Asian Composers League (ACL) Conference and Festival in Taiwan.
Lin, an aspiring composer from Hong Kong, is also a versatile audio engineer and classical pianist. Although born into a non-musical family, Lin showed an interest in music from an early age and soon proved her musical talent when she was picked by the world-renown pianist, Mr. Liu Shih Kun, to appear in a commercially released educational video on piano techniques at the young age of 10. In 2001, Lin attained the Licentiate of the Royal schools of Music in Piano Performance, with Distinction. Since then, Lin went on to broaden her skills and knowledge in other aspects of music. She moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. While a student at Berklee, she was selected to be assistant engineer for the annual Composition Department Faculty Grant recording sessions, working with Composition Professor Alla Cohen and Engineer Professor Alejandro Rodriguez. In 2008, Lin was awarded the Multi-cultural Award given annually to distinguished engineering student. Lin has worked with the Cambridge Community Chorus, King’s Chapel Choir, and independent artists from Asia. Her distinguished sense of classical music has earned her high acclaims for her engineering work and performances.
Lin recently graduated from Tufts University with M.A. in Music Composition, and holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music where she double majored in Music Production & Engineering and Film Scoring. Currently residing in Boston, Lin is working with audio engineering guru, Joel Gordon. Her debut album, made possible by the Emerging Artist Award, is underway.