Indianapolis Violin Competition Gold Medalist Richard Lin To Perform with Montclair Orchestra

Indianapolis Violin Competition Gold Medalist Richard Lin To Be Featured In Scottish Program With Montclair Orchestra

The Montclair Orchestra takes its audience on a Scottish journey led by conductor David Chan for their next concert entitled ‘Ceud Mìle Faìlte’ on March 8, 2020, at Montclair’s Central Presbyterian Church (5pm). Violinist Richard Lin, the 2018 Gold Medal winner of the prestigious Indianapolis Violin Competition, will play Bruch’s violin concerto, ‘Scottish Fantasy’. Lin, described as “one of the new generation’s most promising and gifted young concert soloists” (The Violin Channel), is applauded for his “ability to draw the audience in… with tremendous subtlety, never lacking direction” ( Also featured on the program is Mendelssohn’s 3rd Symphony, “Scottish” and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ celebratory ‘An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise’, featuring world-renowned bagpiper Kenneth Mackenzie.

Tickets and information about the March 8th performance are available online at, or by calling (973) 435-2906.

Most recently, The Montclair Orchestra was recognized in the New York Classical Reviews ‘Top Performances of 2019’, embedding the impact of this organization beyond Montclair, into the surrounding towns and into the competitive artistic climate of New York City.

About Richard Lin:

Taiwanese-American violinist Richard Lin has amassed a startling collection of top prizes at major international competitions, including Gold Medal win at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition; 3rd Prize in the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover (2015); 2nd Prize, Audience Prize, and the Best Recital Prize in the Singapore International Violin Competition (2015); and 2nd Prize and the Best Commissioned Work Prize in the 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. He is also a Laureate of the Wieniawski and Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin competitions.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Taiwan, Richard Lin began his violin studies at the age of four. He gave his public debut at age of eleven performing the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. At sixteen, he moved to the United States to follow his teacher Dr. Gregory Lee who was newly named to the violin faculty at the University of Oklahoma. In the same year, Richard was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music and studied with respected pedagogue Aaron Rosand. He later received his master’s degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of renowned professor Lewis Kaplan.

An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise (1986) by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 M. Bruch
Richard Lin, violin
Symphony No. 3 in a minor “Scottish,” Op. 56 F. Mendelssohn
David Chan, Conductor
Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: March 8 at 5pm
Tickets: Available online at, or by calling (973) 435-2906.



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