Wei-Chieh Lin was born in Taichung, Taiwan. He completed his BM, MM, and DMA in composition with scholarship at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Milton Babbitt. Currently he serves as the Co-Artistic Director and pianist of the ECCE Ensemble in New York.
His music has been performed at venues including the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Tenri Cultural Institute, Chelsea Art Museum, Jordan Hall in Boston, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. Among the ensembles that have performed or commissioned his works are the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Sinfonietta & Philharmonic Orchestra, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Montreal), Insomnio Ensemble (Utrecht, Netherlands), Alarm Will Sound (New York), Ensemble Phoenix (Basel, Switzerland), ECCE ensemble (New York/Boston), Meitar Ensemble (Tel Aviv, Israel), Xasax (Paris), Makrokosmos (Genèva), members of Klangforum Wien, The New Juilliard Ensemble, The Juilliard Orchestra, Formosa Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, DZ4 Wind Quartet, members of eighth blackbird, the Formosa Performing Arts Association, the Hudson Symphony Orchestra, the New York Asian Symphony Orchestra, the New Asia Chamber Music Society, and the New York Classical Players Ensemble.
Wei-Chieh Lin’s compositions have received awards including the Honorable Mention of the Gaudeamus Muziek Prize of 2011, First Prize of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Award from SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada), First Prize of the Pierre Mercure Award from SOCAN, finalist for the 2012 International Composer Pyramid Competition, finalist for the 2014 “Franco Donatoni” International Meeting for Young Composers Composition Competition, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, First Prizes of the 2009 and 2010 National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan Composition Competitions in both the chamber music and solo work categories, Third Prize of the 2012 National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Large Ensemble Composition Competition, the 2010 and 2011 National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Collection of Encouragement for Composition Award Selection in the chamber music category, the 2010 National Ministry of Education Literature and Arts of Taiwan Musical Composition Award, and the Palmer Dixon Award from The Juilliard School.
Lin has participated in music festivals including Aspen Music Festival (US), The Wellesley Composers Conference (US), MusicX Festival (Switzerland), Académie musicale de Villecroze (France), Domain Forget (Canada), Asian Composers League Music Festival (Taiwan), active participant in the Manifeste@Ircam (France), Voix Nouvelles Royaumont (France), Etchings Festival (France), Mizzou International Festival (US), and the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Netherlands), as well as residencies at Cité International des Arts (France), Yellow Barn (US), and the MacDowell Colony (US).