Soprano Hsin Yi Lin, praised for her sparkling voice and vibrant stage presence,
excels in music ranging from Baroque to contemporary.
The recipient of the Chi Mei Arts Award in 2011 and a Grand Prize winner of the
2012 Metropolitan International Vocal Competition, followed by a award-concert at
the Carnegie Hall, Dr. Lin is the winner of The Fourth Taipei Philharmonic
Foundation Vocal Competition, the recipient of New England Conservatory
Scholarship, the winner of the NATS- Illinois District, the recipient of U. of Illinois
full scholarship and attended SongFest as a recipient of the “Marc and Eva Stern
Her perfect pitch memory has enabled her to excel in contemporary vocal music. A
champion of new music, Dr. Lin has premiered and performed works with Corpus
Christi Chorale, U. of Illinois New Music Ensemble, National Taiwan Normal
University and Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra. She was the soprano soloist in
Ross Bernhardt’s Wants-n- Tides (World Premier) and Magnetic Musings (World
Premier), Pin Hsin Lin’s As in a Dream (World Premier), Vincent Callianno’s Eating
Filumena Lionheart, Shing-Kwei Tzeng’s Psalm Lu-O and Fan-Long Ko’s Dream of
Her oratorio engagements include Handel’s Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (Sinfonia da
Camera), Haydn’s Missa Brevis in F, Fauré’s Messe Basse, Mozart’s Coronation Mass,J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (Sinfonia da Camera) and Christmas Oratorio (Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra).
Dr. Lin holds a Bachelor of Music from the Taiwan Normal University where she
performed Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, preceded by her
operatic debut as Despina from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with National Taiwan
Symphony Orchestra. Her other operatic performance experience includes Emily
(Help, Help, The Globolinks), Amor (L’Egisto), First Lady (Magic Flute), Ms.
Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Alinda (Giasone).
Dr. Lin received a doctorate from the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, prior to
which she received dual masters degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy
from New England Conservatory of Music. Before relocating to Portland, Dr. Lin was
a Voice Professor at the Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.