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Lin Shih-Wei

Clarinetist and conductor Lin Shih-wei began his clarinet studies at a young age with Lai Yong. He studied at Taiwan University of the Arts with Michel Rochat, Chang Hsin-ni, and Chen Wei-leng. After graduating, Lin moved to Germany to study clarinet performance at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold with Hans-Dietrich Klaus, as well as chamber music with Ingo Goritzki and Eberhard Feltz. Lin obtained his Masters Degree with highest honors and completed the Konzertexamen, the highest diploma for solo musicians in Germany. As a soloist, Lin has performed in all the major cities of Europe, the U.S. and Asia. He is frequently invited abroad to serve on the juries of international music competitions and has taught master classes in Singapore, Thailand and the U.S. Since his return to Taiwan, he has given eight solo clarinet recitals and has collaborated with numerous musicians and ensembles from Taiwan and abroad, both as a performer and as a conductor.
Lin has been appointed principal clarinet of the Brandenburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, serves as the concert master of the Wind Ensemble of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of a number of orchestras, including the Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, the Asian Youth Orchestra and others. He is a Selmer artist and has served as a spokesman for Yamaha wind instruments.
In addition to his busy schedule as a performer, Lin Shi-wei is dedicated to elevating the standards of music education and furthering exchanges between wind ensembles in Taiwan, Asia and beyond. As a teacher and conductor at all levels of music education, Lin and his students have an impressive and unprecedented record of 26 first prizes in national competitionsand a gold , a silver medal at the 2012 Singapore International Band Festival and First Price (Div. B)for International Bnad Compilation of National Chia-Yi Band Festival 2015 . The Wind Orchestra of Chiayi University, with Lin as conductor, represented Taiwan at the 2011 Conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. With the same orchestra, he has played the closing concert at the Chiayi International Band Festival consecutively from 2009-2014, including the first full performance in Taiwan of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in 2012.
Lin Shih-wei currently holds positions(Assistant Professor)in the music departments of National Chiayi University and the Chinese Cultural University, teaching solo clarinet, chamber and ensemble music for wind and combined wind and strings. He is founder and music director of the Taichung Philharmonic Wind Ensemble (established in 2011) and conductor of the Wind Orchestra of Chiayi University, as well as numerous high school wind orchestras. Lin is honorary conductor of Beijing Normal University-affiliated school orchestras and has been appointed artistic advisor to the International Chamber Music Competition of Singapore.