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Yi-Chen Lin

Conductor

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

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Mag. Stefan Fragner
Senior Artist Manager
+43 660 300 2897
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Mag. Katharina Hollerwöger
Assistant Artist Manager
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Biography

Kapellmeister and Musical Assistant designate
Deutsche Oper Berlin (from 2020/21)


Yi-Chen Lin was born into a family of musicians in Taipei, Taiwan. Having moved to Vienna with her family at the age of 8, she was trained and educated there first as a violinist and a pianist, winning many national and international competitions.

At the same time, she cultivated her passion for conducting, combined with instrumental studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
She obtained important musical impulses through conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Alberto Zedda, Bernard Haitink and David Zinman.

In June 2009 Yi-Chen Lin made her conducting debut at Musikverein Vienna with the Radio Symphonic Orchestra Vienna, programme which included Bartók’s Deux Portraits.

Since then, she has given concerts in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Germany, Austria etc. where she works frequently with renowned orchestras such as Tonhalle Zurich, hr-Sinfonieorchester,…

Kapellmeister and Musical Assistant designate
Deutsche Oper Berlin (from 2020/21)


Yi-Chen Lin was born into a family of musicians in Taipei, Taiwan. Having moved to Vienna with her family at the age of 8, she was trained and educated there first as a violinist and a pianist, winning many national and international competitions.

At the same time, she cultivated her passion for conducting, combined with instrumental studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
She obtained important musical impulses through conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Alberto Zedda, Bernard Haitink and David Zinman.

In June 2009 Yi-Chen Lin made her conducting debut at Musikverein Vienna with the Radio Symphonic Orchestra Vienna, programme which included Bartók’s Deux Portraits.

Since then, she has given concerts in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Germany, Austria etc. where she works frequently with renowned orchestras such as Tonhalle Zurich, hr-Sinfonieorchester, SWR-Symphonieorchster Stuttgart, Orchestra Comunale di Bologna, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica RTVE Madrid, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orchestra della Fondazione Carlo Felice di Genova, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Basque National Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.

Yi-Chen Lin has been invited regularly to festivals such as the Rossini Festival Pesaro, Italy, the Quincena Musical in San Sebastian and Festival de San Lorenzo, Spain.

She is equally active in the operatic field and has followed invitations to the National Theatre Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid (Carmen), Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Teatro Principal in Palma di Mallorca (L’Elisir d’amore) and the Opera de Tenerife (Il viaggio a Reims by Gaetano Rossini).

Highlights of 2019/20 season include debuts at the Slovenian National Opera Ljubljana, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, as well as re-invitations to the Teatro Principal di Palma (Magic Flute), the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Madrid and to Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

From numerous applicants Yi-Chen Lin was chosen as new Kapellmeister and Musical Assistant by Deutsche Oper Berlin, a position she will assume beginning with the 2020/21 season.

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The musical direction of Yi-chen Lin had the virtue of focusing with excellence the work and interpretation of the singers. A dazzling work by this young woman, who has managed to elevate the interpretation. A brilliant adaptation of a classic opera by Rossini, considered by many to be one of his most demanding works, as well as his latest in Italian; that has not left the public indifferent. Deserved ovation with which we thanked so exceptional interpretation.