In 2008 at the age of 15, pianist Lin Ye left his native China to study at the the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover, Germany. During this time, he studied with prof. Vladimir Krainev, prof. Markus Groh, prof. Matti Raekallio and prof. Teppo Koivisto.
He has won prizes including the 1st prize of the 71st Anthony Steinway International Youth Piano Competition, the 5th prize in 13th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists, top prize of International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Dusseldorf, the audience prize of the Chopin-Gesellschaft International Piano Competition, 1st prize of Troisdorf International Piano Competition, 1st prize of Chopin International Piano Competition Hartford CT, 3rd prize of Artist Series National Competition in Sarasota, Florida, 3rd prize of New York Piano Competition 2017 and 1st prize of High Point University Piano Competition.
He has also played numerous recitals in Asia, Europe and the United States including Richard Jakoby Hall in Hannover Germany, Dalian People’s Culture Theater in Dalian China, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York USA and Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama Japan.
In March 2016, he was admitted to the Artist Diploma program at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is currently under the guidance of Professor Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Haydn Sonata in E major, Hob.XVI:31
Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op.82
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Liszt Ballade No.2 in B minor, S.171
Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux, Op.39
No.1 in C Minor
No.9 in D Major
Debussy Images, Book I
Reflets dans l’eau
Hommage à Rameau
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition