“You feel like you can rely on this instrument everywhere you go. When you are touring there are so many things that can be unexpected. But with Steinway, I always know what I can expect out of my instrument. I always have complete faith in it. No surprises. Steinway is a pure, consistent friend.”
Jenny Lin is one of those adventurous pianists unafraid to tackle contemporary repertory or to explore the works of lesser-known composers of generations past. Ironically, her repertory is inclusive of many of the standards, including concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and others. But the list of modern and contemporary composers in her repertory is staggering: Bolcom, Boulez, Cage, Harrison, Ligeti, Ornstein, Pärt, Rzewski, and Ustvolskaya, to name but a few. What is more surprising is the number of works she has performed, if not championed by virtual unknowns — Lin regularly give concerts and makes records featuring works by the likes of Virko Baley, Unsuk Chin, Tsu-Ling Sarana Chou, Boudewijn Cox, Elena Firsova, Vitezslava Kaprálová, Randy Nordschow, Johannes Maria Staud, and Jacqueline Waeber-Diaz.
Lin was born in Taiwan and raised in Austria. After her student years Lin relocated to New York City, where she regularly appears in concerts and classrooms at the 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater, and Museum of Modern Art. She records frequently, and has released on average at least one album a year since her debut recording in 2000, several projects being released on the Steinway & Sons label. Lin has also contributed a prolific body of works to the Steinway & Sons’ Spirio library.
Jenny Lin has been a Steinway Artist since 2011.