NTNU Student Comes Second in Roma International Piano Competition
Lin Dong Yi, a music major at class 2021 at the National Taiwan Normal University, won the second place in the 29th Roma International Piano Competition. Among 108 pianists from 20 countries on four continents, Lin won the heart of the judges with his exquisite piano skills and varied timbre. Teachers and students of the music department are all happy about this great news.
The "Roma" International Piano Competition is held, during the years, under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, with the patronage and the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, with the patronage of all the national Institutions and of the City of Rome at the Cloister of the Confraternita di S. Giovanni Battista de’ Genovesi, Rome. The best music level of the “Rome” Competition’s expresses itself in the prizewinners’ concert in one of the most important theatres of Rome, broadcasted by the Vatican Radio all over the world. Juries are composed every year by eminent international concert performers, pedagogues, composers and journalists from many countries. Lin attended the category of emerging pianists and competed with other 26 pianists from 11 countries.
Lin started learning piano in 2004 and now he is a student of Pianist Lian Yeh. In 2017, he won the first prize at the concerto competition at NTNU and performed with NTNU Symphony and Orchestra.
In the concert series Salute to J. S. BACH, organized by Prof. Lina Yeh, 44 outstanding pianists from different generations demonstrated 12 concerts together and Lin is one of them. Prof. Yeh says that Lin is calm, thinks clearly and independent. Lin says that Piano has become part of this life. He also excels at percussion. Playing percussion instruments to him is a way of relaxing. Lin looks forward to more competitions in the future, including the real challenge International Chopin Piano Competition. He has learned a lot this time and hope to be more prepared for bigger challenges.