The American Pianists Awards are held every four years to discover the best aspiring young American classical pianists. Winners receive cash and two years of career advancement and support valued at over $100,000, making this one of the most coveted prizes in the music world.
The Premiere Series provides the first live juried performances of the five American Pianists Awards finalists. Over the course of five months, each finalist makes an initial appearance on stage in Indianapolis.
2017 American Pianists Awards finalist Steven Lin, 27, will perform a solo program as well as Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
Steven was the winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and recieved the John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In May 2014, his dynamic playing at Israel’s Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition earned him the Silver Medal, leading to numerous performances in Israel and internationally. Steven Lin earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at The Juilliard School, studying with Robert McDonald and Matti Raekallio. He recently completed his curriculum at the Curtis Institute of Music, under the guidance of Robert McDonald.