Chiawei Lin

The guitarist Chiawei Lin was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1988. He started to learn playing the guitar from his father when he was four. Since then, he entered the world of music. At 8 he began studying with Panpei Huang and Showlee Huang in Taiwan.

He got many honors, such as the Prize of the President of Taiwan, Top Rising Stars in Taiwan and many other awards from the central government. He plays recitals and concerts with orchestra all over the world.

After the graduation he continued his studies in the field of guitar performance with Hubert Käppel at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy Germany and Cologne Conservatory. Presently he studies at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven with Raphaella Smits.

He took many 1st prizes in international guitar competitions in Taiwan (2002, 2004), Singapore (2005), Greece (2010), Germany (2010–2017), Austria (2010), Croatia (2012), the Netherlands (2018), Poland (2018). In 2014 he performed in Carnegie Hall in New York.

Chiawei has been D’Addario Fretted player since 2009.