Cellist Melody Lin is dedicated to the the insightful, sensitive and enthusiastic performance of both solo and chamber music. She was awarded the joint first prize of the Vera Kantrovitch Solo Bach Competition and, with pianist Andrea Emanuele, achieved first prize in the 2018 Leonard Smith & Felicity Young Duo Competition.
As a soloist, She has given recitals in various venue, including St.Martin-in-the-fields, The Royal Society of Musicians, Wolfson College of Cambridge University and St. James’ Piccadilly. In 2019, she premiered a new arrangement of Sir Nicholas Jackson’s Four Temperaments, together with Brahms’s F Major Cello Sonata at the Draper’s Hall’s 25th anniversary. She has also appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at London Cello Society’s events.
Melody’s various projects include the Mellanie Trio, supported by the Concordia Foundation and the Melart Duo, which is supported by the Polish Music Society and toured Poland in 2016. In 2019, Melody was selected to join Southbank Sinfonia, where she frequently appeared as principal cellist at projects including a BBC Prom, the London Handel Festival and concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall. She also performed Sophr’s double quartet with the Allegri Quartet and Handel Dixit Dominus during the 2019 Anghiari Festival. Prior to her arrival in the UK, Melody performed in major concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tilly Hall of the Lincoln Centre and Symphony Hall in Boston, as well as the Kirishima International Concert Hall in Japan.
Melody has recently graduated from a fully-funded master degree with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she studied the cello with Derek Aviss. She previously had completed a funded Bachelor degree at the Royal College of Music. She had studied under a number of internationally recognised musicians including Richard Later, Michael Reynolds and Ling-Yi Ouyang.
Melody plays on a cello by the Klotz family from late 18th century, generously supported by professor Derek Aviss OBE.