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Lin Jiang

Lin Jiang was born in Shanghai, China in 1986 and moved to Australia at the age of five. He started playing French horn at the age of 10 and is now one of Australia’s most sought after French horn soloists.

Lin Jiang has performed as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and many other community orchestras. He has toured Japan as a soloist and undertook a tour of China in 2006 with representatives of the University of Melbourne brass department. He has recently released a CD of the Mozart horn concertos with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and a soon to be released CD of the Strauss and Gliere concertos with the Melbourne Symphony for the ABC Classics label, both under the baton of Barry Tuckwell. A solo CD for Melba records is currently being produced. 

Major prizes he won include the Barry Tuckwell Brass Prize at the Melbourne International Festival of Brass, 2004, as well as sponsorship from Yamaha Australia as part of the Australian Chamber Brass Ensemble. Lin Jiang was accepted as the youngest competitor in the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, 2005 and was also a finalist in the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowships Program. He has held scholarships at Scotch College, Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Melbourne.

Lin Jiang just completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Melbourne, receiving a Bachelor of Music with honors and is currently in Europe to further his studies and career.