Chien-Lin Lu, a native of Taiwan, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Vocal Accompanying from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. His teachers have included Yoshikazu Nagai, Angela Cheng, and Philip Highfill. Additional experience includes studying fortepiano with David Breitman and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Chien was the first prize winner of the 60th Corpus Christi International Music Competition, and while in San Francisco, he had the opportunity to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.4 in G with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra. In recent years Chien has turned his focus to chamber music. In summers of 2014 and 2015, he served as a collaborative piano fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, studying with Jonathan Feldman. Chien has been under the tutelage of Anne Epperson since 2013, working toward his Doctorate in Collaborative Piano at University of Texas at Austin. This past November, his collaboration with Living Paper Song Project of “I, Too: The Voices of Langston Hughes” was nominated by Austin Critic Table and won the best Chamber Music Performance of the season.