Wei-Chieh Lin

Wei-Chieh Lin, composer (New York, NY) was born in Taichung, Taiwan, and his music has been performed at venues in the U.S. and abroad, including the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Centre Pompidou, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and the National Concert Halls in Taiwan. Among the ensembles that have performed or commissioned his works are the Ensemble InterContemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Insomnio Ensemble, Xasax Ensemble, Makrokomos Ensemble, The New Juilliard Ensemble, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Hudson Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Classical Players Ensemble, as well as members of eighth blackbird and Klangforum Wien. Mr. Lin also has upcoming performances with the Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Formosa Quartet, and Alarm Will Sound.

Wei-Chieh’s compositions have received awards including the selection for the 2012 International Composer Pyramid Competition, Honorable Mention of the Gaudeamus Muziek Prize of 2011, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, First Prizes of the 2009 and 2010 National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan Composition Competitions, the 2010, 2011, and 2012 National Taiwan Symphony Composition Award, and the Palmer Dixon Award from Juilliard. Wei-Chieh has participated in music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Wellesley Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center, MusicX Festival, Académie musicale de Villecroze, Domain Forget, Asian Composers League Music Festival, and Foundation Royaumont Music Festival, as well as being an active participant in the Manifeste/Acanthes@Ircam Composition Workshop and a resident at Cité International des Arts in Paris.

Wei-Chieh completed his BM, MM, and DMA in composition with scholarship at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Milton Babbitt.