BM Piano Performance, Soochow University
MM Piano Performance, Peabody Institute
DMA Piano Performance, Peabody Institute
Born in Taiwan, Lin swiftly established himself after winning the First Prize and Commissioned Prize at the Taipei Taiwan International Piano Competition. He had his New York debut at the Weill Recital Hall in 2019 for the New York International Artist Association Competition, and was awarded Third Prize for his performance. Most recently Ching-Yi received the Second Prize at the 2022 Texas State International Piano Competition, performing with the Central Texas Philharmonic. He also received the Third Prize at the 2019 Marbella International Piano Competition.
An active performer in North America, Spain and Taiwan, Ching-Yi has been featured as a guest soloist at Teatro Ciudad de Marbella, Centro Municipal de Musica y Danza de Malaga, Brodbeck Music Center Hood College, Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre, Allen Theater at Berkshire, Mariam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at Baltimore, the New York Opera Center, National Concerto Hall, and the KHS hall in Taiwan.
His other major prizes in both regional and international competitions includes such as the Beethoven International Piano Competition in Singapore, Millersville International Piano Competition, Young Artist Competition by Philharmonic Society of Arlington, Metropolitan International Piano Competition, New York International Artist Association Competition, and the Wonderlic Piano Competition in Baltimore. In 2017, he was awarded as the winner of the Taiwanese Chapter of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Society.
A vivid music educator, Ching-Yi has been appointed as a faculty associate at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He has also been a faculty member of the Kirov International Music Festival since 2021.
Other Notable Experience
1st Prize Beethoven International Piano Competition in Singapore
1st Prize Taiwan Taipei International Piano Competition
2nd Prize Wonderlic Piano Competition
3rd Prize Marbella International Piano Competition
Fellowship, Gilmore International Piano Festival
Fellowship, Gijon International Piano Festival
Ching-Yi joined the Levine faculty in the fall of 2022 and teaches individual piano lessons.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“I enjoy motivating students and acknowledging their needs. Music is an essential element of human culture. Learning music can be a life-long approach. I value the method of inspiring students, elaborating my thought effectively, and cultivating learning progress in my teaching to help students develop long-term motivation.”