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The inaugural Ke'alohi International Piano Competition 2022 Third Prize

Zhiye Lin (China)


Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligence as a pianist who “breezed through the most technically difficult bits with impressive panache”, Zhiye Lin is classical pianist who is increasingly being heard in important concert halls. He has performed in many major concert halls in the world, including the Kennedy Center, Ningbo Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, and Shanghai Oriental Art Center. He was the laureate of piano competitions in Tokyo, Spain, West Virginia, New York, and Singapore. He also appeared as soloist with Mercury Orchestra, and the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Channing Yu and Mitchell Arnold. He earned his Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music and his Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Hae-Sun Paik and Hung-Kuan Chen. Currently, he is completing the Artist Diploma at the Peabody Institute under Richard Goode’s guidance.

Haydn: Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI / 32 I. Allegro moderato, II. Menuet, III. Finale: Presto Chopin: Etude in G sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 6 Godowsky: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Johann Strauss: No. 2, ‘Die Fledermaus’ Concerto: Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 Bartok Piano Sonata, Sz. 80 I. Allegro moderato, II. Sostenuto e pesante, III. Allegro molto