Originally from Shenzhen China, Yuxuan Lin (b.2003) is currently a third-year composition major at the Juilliard School where she studies with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner. She began to play the piano at age six and later studied the guitar as well as the Chinese traditional instruments erhu and hulusi. She began her composition studies with Reiko Füting at the age of seventeen, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, a self-taught composer focusing on Chinese folk music.
Some of her other former mentors include Robert Beaser, David Conte, Kelin Wang and Colton Francis. Yuxuan’s music has been played in the Tokyo to New York: “Moments in This Time” Benefit Concert for Covid-19 Musicians Relief, at La Schola Cantorum in Paris where she attended the EAMA summer institute in 2022, at Putney VT where she attended the Young Artist Program of Yellow Barn, at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, as well as at The Juilliard School in New York.
The majority of her inspirations come from visual arts, photography, nature and architecture. She is intensely interested in the possibilities of combining visual art and music and seeks any opportunity to collaborate between art forms.
"As an educator, I try to assign repertoire to students which will engage them artistically and personally. In order to do so, the first point of contact is with the text of songs. Too often younger students struggle to see "themselves" or to find commonality with songs with traditional texts which are widely available and encouraged for festival use."— Dr. Alta Boover, Oakland University
“…such an inviting experience with a forward, your introduction, and the way you’ve organized all of the information. A composer and lyricist couldn’t want for more…A great diversity of composers and styles just in this one volume, and great poetry and lyrics.”— Chester Biscardi, Baritone, Vol. 1