“Steinway is the finest piano. I choose to play the Steinway because of its superb craftsmanship, beautiful clarity, tonal diversity and dynamic range, of all which enable me to unleash my potential. There is nothing more heavenly and thrilling than to play this most wonderful instrument.”
Sherry Lin-Yu Chen
Steinway Artist Sherry Lin-Yu Chen has established herself as a prominent soloist and chamber musician. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Chen was awarded scholarships at the age of thirteen to further her musical pursuit in Canada where she studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto with a double major in both the piano and viola. Having completed graduate studies at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and New York University, Dr. Chen received her Doctor of Musical Arts from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Dr. Chen has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. She is also regularly invited to give master classes and to coach at festivals. She has premiered many works by Canadian and American composers each year and has recorded numerous soundtracks and hymns. Her solo piano album, "Follow Him” was honored in the "Muzik Record Award" in 2009.
Dr. Chen's many international first prize awards include the Canadian Music Competition and the North America Music Teachers' Association Competition. Other prizes include the prestigious Arts Grant, awarded by the Canada Council. She is also a three-time recipient of The Female Doctoral Students Grant, awarded by the Government of Canada. Having won the Artist International Competition in New York, Dr. Chen was the Carnegie Hall Solo Recital recipient in 1995. In 2012, she was named the "Steinway Artist".
Prior to returning to Taiwan, Dr. Chen had held orchestral and teaching positions in Toronto, New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. She is currently a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Music at Aletheia University and serves as the string specialist at the Taipei American School. In recent years she has published several books and scholarly papers in the field of arts administration.