PIANO – Level 3
Taiwanese-Canadian pianist Charles Lin is in demand as an educator, lecturer and adjudicator in the Greater Toronto Area. His passion and dedication in children’s piano pedagogy has led to local and international recognitions through his students’ performances. In addition to giving workshops and masterclass, he is an active member with The Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners, and serves as the Artistic Director of the University of Toronto Piano Pedagogy Program (UTPPP). In his position at the UTPPP, Charles oversees the creation of a well-rounded musical experience for young beginners and provides graduate students with the opportunity to teach both group and private lessons. He maintains a successful studio with students as young as four years old.
Charles holds his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of Marietta Orlov and Midori Koga; further studies in children’s piano pedagogy with Irina Gorin through The Gorin Institute. His early years studies were with Alexandra Munn at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music, and Janet Scott-Hoyt at the University of Alberta. He is the recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant, the University of Toronto Fellowship, and the Winspear Fund for Advanced Classical Music Studies.
Performance highlights include appearances at the 14th World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Canadian Chopin Festival, and the Academy at Centre d’arts Orford. He has performed as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Concordia University College Orchestra.