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Steve Lin has concertized throughout the United States, Italy, the Philippines, and Taiwan. He is praised by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a confident player with a powerful sound, quick hands, and a solid musical memory” and was the first prize winner at the Boston GuitarFest Competition and the East Carolina Guitar Competition. He has two albums on VGo Recordings: Eliot Fisk Series Vol. 1 and Imagen.


He founded Boston Guitar Project, which organized over 20 community performances annually throughout Greater Boston. Now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, he continues outreach and educational performances through South Bay Guitar Society.


At present, Steve is the guitar area coordinator at San Jose State University. He earned his masters from Yale School of Music and is completing his doctorate from New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk. During his free time he spends many hours in the kitchen and plays a lot of badminton and an occasional table tennis.
Steve Lin has concertized throughout the United States, Italy, the Philippines, and Taiwan. He is acclaimed by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a confident player with a powerful sound, quick hands, and a solid musical memory” and praised by American guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk as a performer who “plays with an innate and uncommon elegance”.

Steve was the first prize winner at the 2006 Boston GuitarFest Competition and the 2001 East Carolina University Guitar Competition. He has performed at Mérida Yucatán Guitar Festival, Yale Guitar Extravaganza, L'Accademia Musicale Chigiana, ChitarraImperia Festival, and Stetson Guitar Workshop.

A recording artist for VGo Recordings, Steve has released two albums. The first, Eliot Fisk Series Vol. 1 (VG1013), is a joint effort with guitarist Joseph Williams II and La Bella Strings and was dubbed “innovative and exciting” by Minor 7th Acoustic Guitar Music Reviews. His second CD, Imagen (VG1015), features the Latin American compositions of Agustín Barrios and Antonio Lauro, which Classical Guitar Magazine called “brilliant” and “virtuosic”. A third CD is underway and will feature Asian and Asian-inspired music.

In addition to his work as a concert guitarist, Steve is regularly engaged in community and educational concerts. Beginning in 2005, he founded Boston Guitar Project, which organized over 20 performances annually, ranging from benefit concerts for disaster relief, music hours for nursing homes and hospitals, and fund raiser concerts for local non-profits throughout the Greater Boston Area. Now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, he continues his work through the South Bay Guitar Society and his own outreach initiative, reaching churches, libraries, and schools.

In November 2009, Steve premiered Journey into Desire byLei Liang; the commission was made possible by support from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the South Bay Guitar Society. Journey into Desire is based on the Chinese novel Dreams from the Red Chamber and it was given its Asian premier at the first Philippine International Guitar Festival in Manila in 2010. Steve has also commissioned works by Mu-Xuan Lin, David McMullin, Nomi Epstein, Joseph Johnson, Matthew McConnell, and Colin Stack.

In 2008, Steve was coached by composer Helmut Lachenmann in preparation for a performance of '...zwei Gefühle...', Musik mit Leonardo with Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort. He has performed with Boston Microtonal Society’s NotaRiotous, a chamber ensemble dedicated to promoting microtonal music. He has also appeared at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) and on the New Gallery Concert Series of Boston.

At present, Steve is the guitar professor at San Jose State University. Steve is completing his doctorate from New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk. He earned his M.M. at Yale School of Music and his B.M. at NEC. His primary teachers have included Oscar Ghiglia, Lorenzo Micheli, Wei-Ren Chuang, Ronald Purcell, and Ronald Borczon. During his free time he spends many hours in the kitchen and plays a lot of badminton and an occasional table tennis.
February 21, 2010
"First Philippine International Guitar Festival"
By Lucky Spring Anecdotes Blog

February 8, 2010
Concert and outreach review
"Steve Lin, musical artist and educator"

By Sofia Logarta, Cebu Daily News

January 26, 2010
"Guitar Heros"
By Sam L. Marcelo, Business World, Manila

First Philippine International Guitar Festival 2010
Additional press:
:: Official Site :: Manila Bulletin Publishing ::
:: Manila Times :: Event Philippines :: Phil Star ::
:: Click the City :: Philippine Daily Inquirer ::
:: Pinoy World :: Cultural Center of Philippines ::

December, 2008

Classical Guitar Blog, hosted by Christopher Davis.
:: Part 1 :: Part 2 ::

September 25, 2007
Steve Lin and John Dennewitz at a live radio interview and performance at the University of Rhode Island Radio with host Bob Kinzel.
:: Part 1 :: Part 2 :: Part 3 :: Part 4 :: Part 5 ::
知名年輕吉他演奏家林子文Steve Lin 是目前國際
之間廣受矚目的演奏家之一,曾於2001年獲得
East Carolina University Guitar Competition
第一名,並於 2006年Steve榮獲Boston GuitarFest
獨奏組第一 名。 近年來他廣受邀約,於世界各地
舉辦獨奏會或是與室內樂合作演出,足跡遍及
全美、台灣、墨西哥、義大利、菲律賓。

Steve於2007年加入 VGo Recordings並於5月
發行了第一張唱片 Eliot Fisk Series Vol. 1 (VG1013),此張唱片中,他邀請了吉他演奏家
Joseph Williams II 及知名團體La Bella Strings 一起合作錄製。同年11月Steve更以拉丁美洲作曲
家Agustín Barrios 及 Antonio Lauro的作品為主錄
製 了第二張唱片Imagen (VG1015)。Steve的興趣
廣泛,閒暇之於喜歡烹飪以及玩桌球。


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學歷
2005 – 至今      美國波士頓新英格蘭音樂學院New England Conservatory of Music 古典吉他演奏博士班 Doctor of Musical Arts in Guitar Performance, ABD

2003 – 2005      美國耶魯大學音樂學院Yale School of Music 古典吉他演奏碩士 Master of Music with Academic Honors

2001 – 2003      美國波士頓新英格蘭音樂學院New England Conservatory of Music 古典吉他演奏學士 Bachelor of Music with Academic Honors

1999 – 2001      美國加州州立大學California State University at Northridge 古典吉他主修Dean’s List

指導吉他教授     Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, 莊維仁, Ronald Purcell, Ronald Borczon, Ben Verdery

主要大師班教授  David Russell, Roland Dyens, Lorenzo Micheli, Nick Goluses, Frank Koonce

當代音樂教授     Helmut Lachenmann, Stephen Drury, Michael Gandolfi, John Heiss


教學經驗
2008 – 至今       講師美國加州De Anza College

2008 – 2010       講師美國加州聖荷西大學San Jose State University音樂系古典吉他組

2005 – 2008       助教美國波士頓新英格蘭音樂學院New England Conservatory of Music

2003 – 2005       助教美國耶魯大學音樂學院Yale School of Music


國外講學
2011年03.19        美國加州南灣吉他協會吉他節South Bay Guitar Society Guitar Festival

2011年01.26        菲律賓國際吉他節Philippine International Guitar Festival

2010年10.26        墨西哥Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Puebla, Mexico)

2010年03.13        美國維吉尼亞州Mid-Atlantic Guitar Festival (Alexandria, VA)

2010年01.28        菲律賓國際吉他節Philippine International Guitar Festival

2009年 09.26        美國紐約州Unison Arts (New Paltz, NY)

2009年03.28        美國維吉尼亞州Mid-Atlantic Guitar Festival (Alexandria, VA)

2009年03.05        美國維德州Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

2009年 02.17        菲律賓吉他之友Guitar Friends of the Philippines

2008年12.08        美國康州Suzuki School of Westport (Westport, CT)

2008年10.12        美國華盛頓州University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

2008年10.08        美國華盛頓州Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

2008年02.01        美國猶他州Utah Classical Guitar Society (Salt Lake City, UT)

2007年11.21        墨西哥Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Merida, Mexico)

2007年05.03        美國麻州Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

2006年05.16        美國加州De Anza College (Cupertino, CA)


紀錄
2010年01月     Yale AlumniVentures Grant Recipient

2009年05月     Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant Recipient

2
006年06月     1st Prize & Bach Prize: Boston GuitarFest International Competition

2004年07月      Diploma di Merito: L’Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy)

2002年11月      4th Prize: Boston Classical Guitar Society Contemporary Music Competition

2004年07月      Diploma di Merito: L’Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy)

2001年07月      1st Prize: East Carolina Univ. International Guitar Competition (Greenville, NC)

2000年10月      2nd Prize: Antelope Valley College Bach Competition (Lancaster, CA)

2000年05月     美國加州州立大學California State Univ. at Northridge, Segovia Scholarship


出版專輯
2007年10月     Imagen – Works of Antonio Lauro & AgustÍn Barrios (VGo Recordings)

2007年05月     Eliot Fisk Guitar Series Vol. 1 – Lin & Williams II (VGo Recordings)

預計2011發行   Random Rounds by Percy Grainger, world premier recording (MODE Records)


所參加的音樂節和吉他節
2008年             Guitar Foundation of America (San Francisco, CA)

2008, 07, 06年  Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston, MA)

2008, 07, 06年  Boston GuitarFest (Boston, MA)

2006年             The Art of Flamenco (Boston, MA)

2004年             Columbus State University Guitar Symposium (Columbus, GA)

2004, 02年       L’Accademia Chigiana (Siena, Italy)

2002年             Mediterranean Guitar Festival (Imperia, Italy)

2001年             Stetson International Guitar Festival (DeLand, FL)

2001年             East Carolina University Summer Guitar Workshop (Greenville, NC)


當代音樂作曲家合作作品
2009年             Journey into Desire (inspired by 紅樓夢), Lei Liang 梁雷

2007年             Radiance, David McMullin

2007年             Swimming in the Hellespont zhi San, Mu-Xuan Lin 林幕萱

2006年             Guitar Concerto, Matthew McConnell

2006年             Sing Cassandra, Sing, Colin Stack

2004年             Flute and Guitar, Nomi Epstein

2002年             Ouvert, Nomi Epstein

2002年             Confession, Colin Stack

2001年             Decahedron, James Dorsa

2001年             Suite for Guitar, Nicole Yang

 

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“Steve possesses a natural gift for the instrument and plays with an innate and uncommon elegance.”
- Eliot Fisk, guitar virtuoso

“Lin is a very confident player with a powerful sound, quick hands, and a solid musical memory. His [performance of J.S. Bach’s] Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro was rendered thoughtfully and capably. … Lin finished with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s No. 18 El Sueño de la Razon Produce Monstruos, fully exploiting the timbres of his Stephan Connor guitar and using dynamics to great effect.”
- Mark Small, Classical Guitar Magazine


“It is very rare to hear someone play with such sensitivity and use pianissimo so powerfully. Steve Lin’s performance took my breath away.”
- Grisha Goryachev, flamenco virtuoso


”Steven Lin's virtuosic technique, coupled with his impressive command of phrasing contrapuntal passages, makes his playing of Bach and Scarlatti a treat that any guitarist will appreciate. I'm amazed at his talent for quickly learning new repertoire and stoked to have him playing on one of my guitars!”
- Stephan Connor, renowned luthier


“A superb guitarist and a great musician!”
- Rene Izquierdo, guitarist and professor
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


“[Steve's] playing is, overall, both quite virtuosic and musical/beautiful/dynamically expansive, and Steve's ideas on when to gently milk things, and when to burn, were just what the music needed in the moment Tuesday evening; solid, intelligent interpretations on a well-balanced program! Plus his Connor kept up its end of the bargain, as well–just a great sounding, dynamic guitar.”
- Michael Milham, guitar professor
Gonzaga University, Spokane WA


“Steve Lin’s performance demonstrated extraordinary talent.”
- Epoch Times (February 23, 2007)