Chiu-Tze Lin, conductor of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bravura Youth Orchestra, is a versatile and multifaceted musician – conductor, pianist, and teacher. In October of 2019, Ms. Lin was inducted into the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame, the 1st time that such honors were given to teachers by the Steinway company. Ms. Lin was also honored by the Music Teachers National Association as a Foundation Fellow, an honor bestowed only to individuals who have made significant contributions to education in the country. Ms. Lin was a finalist in the orchestral conducting division of the American Prize Award. She has served as the music director and conductor of the Manalapan Battleground Symphony for seven years. Under her baton, the symphony received the Victor Grossinger Award for Innovative Programming. Ms. Lin has also conducted the AT&T Sinfonia in Holmdel and the Woodland Ensemble. She was the music director of the Princeton Presbyterian Church, and directed choirs and orchestras in major oratorios in the Princeton area.
Ms. Lin was selected as a “Hottest Artist in New Jersey” by the Asbury Park Press. As a concert pianist, Ms. Lin has been acclaimed by the New York Times for her “strong technique, a hearty tone that sounded big and unforced [which] provides the greatest musical pleasure.” She is a Steinway Artist who has performed in Asia, Europe, and across the United States. Ms. Lin has appeared as a touring soloist with the Chicago Symphony, and was a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony. Her CD featuring works of J. S. Bach has been described by New York Concert Review as a “… most satisfying performance … with eloquence and sensitivity.” This recording has also been selected by the Bravo Baroque organization as a recommended keyboard CD. Her recordings have been broadcast from stations across the country.
Ms. Lin was a director of the 2004 Beijing Music Festival, the first international summer music festival sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. She has led the Northeastern American Arts Troupe to perform at the International Shanghai Arts Festival and the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Festival at the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Oriental Arts Center. Ms. Lin has conducted the Shanghai Musicians Chamber Orchestra at the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Concert in a performance that was broadcast across China and around the world. She has led the Bravura Youth Orchestra in concerts in Russia, China, Taiwan, and this past summer, in Japan.