Lucy C. Lin
Lucy C. Lin received her vocal training at Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, as a student of Maria Pediconi and Francesca Esposito. She began her vocal training, at age 15, under Anita Lee Mixon and Shiou-Ling Tseng in Taiwan and continued at the Tokyo University of Arts in Japan before going to Rome. She received post-graduate Vocal performance training at the Royal College of Music in London.
Ms. Lin sang with the Glyndebourne Opera in England and performed in concerts on national radio and television in Taiwan, Japan, England, Switzerland, and South Africa during her 14 years in Europe.
Ms. Lin has been recognized for her musical achievements by being nominated for the National Medal Award for the Arts in 2000. Ms. Lin also received multiple awards for her performance arts and in recognition of her service on the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities. While on Guam, she also produced and hosted a weekly public radio program, “The Beautiful World of Classical Music”.
Since retiring from the performing world, Ms. Lin now devotes all her time to vocal coaching. She uses the Bel Canto style with emphasis on evenness over the entire vocal range, skillful legato, agility, and flexibility while maintaining a natural style of singing. It is the basis for good singing of any style. Her vocal coaching emphasizes reading, breathing and vocal technique using repertoire from different eras including opera arias and songs from light opera, musicals, and from popular shows. Lucy Lin has been a frequent vocal coach for master classes and Choral ensembles since she came to San Diego.
“A Touch of Opera Studio” was established in 1984 in San Francisco, 1994 on Guam, 2004 on Maui, 2007 in Portland, and 2009 in La Jolla. Photos courtesy Touch of Opera, used with permission. website: www.belcantoperformancefoundation.org
The Women’s International Center salutes Lucy C. Lin for bridging international cultures, music, and musical styles in the name of a more harmonious world, in every sense of the word.