Chien-Lin Lu, a native of Taiwan, began studying piano at the age of 7. He moved to the States in 2002; where he attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan and studied with Yoshikazu Nagai. He is now a senior at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying with Angela Cheng. Chien-Lin has received numerous awards from competitions in both Taiwan and the United States, including Taiwanese Vienna Music Education Association Competition, Chinese American Education Association Piano Competition, Lennox Young Artists International Competition, Ft. Collins Symphony Orchestra National Young Artist competition, and Crescendo Music Awards Competition. In 2006, he was a Gilmore Fellow and performed in Ingrid Fliter’s masterclass. Chien-Lin has also performed in the masterclasses of Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt, Martin Katz, MingQiang Li, and Nelita True. In 2008, Chien-Lin was awarded the Rudolf Serkin Prize for excellence in piano performance.