"...Lin is considered a real phenomenon in the world of percussion instruments." - Romania Radio Music
"...full of great sensitivity, great positive personality in interpretation with rich harmony..."- Romania Radio Music
Nowadays, Mr. Lin is an endorser of Dutch instrument manufactory - Adams and the French Resta-Jay percussion signature mallet artist
Taiwanese marimbist, composer, pedagogue - Chin Cheng Lin is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews he has received for both his live performances and recordings, as a result of Lin’s succession in marimba, he received a “ European Soloist Champion Award” in 2007, “Culture Outstanding Award” by the Taipei Representative Office in Belgium and Europe for promoting the Taiwanese arts and invited to perform for the Belgian Royal Family. Frequently praised for his musical and technical mastery, Mr. Lin is also lauded for his imaginative and illuminating interpretations of the marimba repertoire.
"Marimba Concerto No.3 creates even new sound on the instruments" - China Times
Mr. Lin has performed more than 30 countries and received excellent reviews. He also has performed with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as prestige international percussion music festivals.
"...Colorful and almost cinematic in scope..." -The Washington Post
As a composer, Mr. Lin has written more then 50 works for marimba and it has been performed internationally. Lin’s music became standard repertoires in the international music competitions. Recently, he collaborates intensively with Taiwanese orchestras such as the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Winds and Ju percussion Group. As a pedagogue, Mr. Lin developed and found the “Percussion Theater” department at the Leuven University College of Arts in Belgium which is the first university offering this unique study for the young generation. At the same time, he holds also the professorship at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp & Leuven University College of Arts, MUDA art high school in Gent and Bornem Municipal Academy for music, dance & theater.
Percussive Notes / July 2016 / Vol. 54 page 71
Marima Concerti - Ludwig Albert and Chin-Cheng Lin - Splendid Arts Edition
Consisting of two concerti that are quite contrasting, this would be a wonderful addition to your collection of recordings. The performances are fantastic - by both the soloists and the string orchestra.
The disc begins with Chin-Cheng Lin’s popular “Marimba Concerto No. 1.” As one would expect, Lin’s performance is phenomenal. As many students/professionals are programming this work, this recording will be an invaluable resource.
The latter concerto is Ludwig Albert’s “The Universe – Double Marimba Concerto for Two Marimbas and String Orchestra.” While you will definitely hear some of the same neo-Romantic elements, it is entirely complementary to Lin’s work, mainly because of the robust presence of two soloists. The marimbas’ presence is wonderful and powerful. The soloists’ performances are topnotch; one would definitely expect this from these performers. However, I think I am most impressed with the attention to the balance within the recording.
Usually, the accompaniment is so heavy; here, this is not the case. The small instrumentation allows the soloists to be heard clearly and distinctly. I am a fan.
—T. Adam Blackstock