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“Australia is truly a land of many amazing opportunities and talents. The AWO proves again that Australia is a leader in so many different fields, and will inspire and entertain the current and future generation of Australians.”

Lin Jiang


Principal Horn – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: University of Melbourne; Victorian College of the Arts

Principal Horn of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Lin Jiang is considered an extraordinarily gifted horn player of his generation. Born in Shanghai in 1986, he moved with his family to Australia at the age of five and began playing the horn at the age of ten. He continued his studies at Scotch College Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Music degree with honours.

Being one of Australia’s most sought after horn soloists, he has performed solos with the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony orchestras, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Lin has won prizes in international horn competitions and was a finalist in the prestigious Freedman Fellowship Program and a semi-finalist in the ARD music competition Munich.

In 2008, at the age of twenty-one, he won the Principal Horn position of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, making him the youngest person to have ever won a principal position in the history of the orchestra. Since then he has accepted the Principal Horn position of the HK Phil, and has performed around the world with top orchestras that include the Australian Chamber, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Seoul Symphony, Australian World, Asia Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony and the Dallas Symphony orchestras. He has worked with world renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Jaap Van Zweden.

As a pedagogue, Lin has taught and given masterclasses extensively throughout the region and has held guest faculty positions in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Singapore, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist and Chinese universities.

As a recording artist, Lin has released a CD of the Mozart Horn Concertos with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Barry Tuckwell and a CD of solo works under the Melba Recordings label both to critical acclaim.

Last updated 2022