Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 22nd 2014 to Jul 13th 2014
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @tiflin

Tiffany Lin was born in Taiwan and raised in the central valley of California. She currently resides and works in Seattle, Washington.

Lin began studying classical piano at a young age. She continued her piano studies at Valencia's California Institute of the Arts where she majored in Piano Performance, and subsequently earned her bachelor's in music at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington in 2005.

She explores the potential of sound, pursuing music that utilizes the piano as a multifaceted instrument in provocative, engaging performances. Commissioning and performing works for toy and nontraditional pianos, she sidesteps the instrument's perceived limitations, enmeshing traditional keyboard repertoire with boundary-defying new music.  Her small-town, classical background is what has influenced her interest in expanding standard piano techniques and disassembling pianos.

Lin’s awards include a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs CityArtist Grant, a Jackstraw Artist Support Residency, a 4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant, and an Artist Trust GAP grant.

She has performed the complete John Cage Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano on KEXP 90.3 FM. She has performed in venues including The Moore Theater and On the Boards (Seattle, WA), the Roy O. Disney Performance Hall (Valencia, CA), the Seattle Art Museum, and at the International Festival of Contemporary Performance (NYC).