STAGE ONE - SELECTION: In the Mists, Leos Janacek
Haowen Lin has attended numerous piano and chamber masterclasses with professors such as Alvin Chow, Robert Shannon, Bruce Brubaker, Michael Leuschner, Yong-Hi Moon, Phillip Kawin and more. He attended many kinds of music festivals and competitions locally and nationally. In 2022, he won the third prize of the 6th Future Stars International Piano Competition at Category “Piano Masters.” In 2021 he won the first prize of the Kansas Music Teachers Association competition. During the same year he got the merit-based Carl and Frances Haven Preyer Awards and its scholarship which had only one recipient every year at the piano division of the University of Kansas. Haowen was one of the finalists of Delta Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2019, and he also was one of the winners of Kansas City Music Club scholarship audition in 2019. In 2019 he participated a chamber group and played the Chamber Ensemble Honor Recital at the University of Kansas in 2019. During the spring of 2020, he’d been selected to play the Undergraduate Honor Recital. In China, he won 2nd prize in the Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, Asian-Pacific Region. In recent years, he has attended the Cooper Piano Festival in Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Jiulong Riverside Piano Music Festival in Chongqing. In 2018 and 2019, he attended the Classicalbridge Festival in New York and performed at the Steinway Hall in New York.
Haowen has been studying piano since he was 7. His first professional piano teacher is Youdan Zhang who is an associate professor of Shenzhen University. And then he studied with the Mr. Yuliang Tu at Xinghai Conservatory of Music. He entered into the University of Kansas in 2017, and he studied with Prof. Jack Winerock and Dr. Michael Kirkendoll. In addition, Mr. Lin studied piano pedagogy with Prof. Scott Smith. He was graduated and received his bachelor’s degree in the fall semester in 2021. In 2022 he got several offers and Scholarships from prestigious conservatories in the USA, including Peabody Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, and so on. Currently Haowen is studying with Dr. Kathryn Brown at the Cleveland Institute of Music to pursue his master degree in piano performance.