Chih-Lin Chou

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Chih-Lin Chou, born in Tai-Chung City Taiwan, started her music training at the age of five. She was Miss Talent of Tai-Chung Ling Dong College (1989) and has won many prizes in Zheng contests including Champion of Zheng contest of Tai-Chung City (1988 & 1989), Runner-up of National Zheng contest of Taiwan (1990). She was a member of Zheng Xin Zheng Orchestra of Taiwan from 1986 to 1991, and received a Diploma of Oriental Music from Hawaii University in 1989. At age of 18, she held her first Zheng Solo concert. After immigrating to Canada in 1991, she was an invited Zheng Soloist at Holiday Inn Select Montreal from 1992 to 2002. She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce, major accounting from Concordia University in 1996 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, major music from Concordia University in 1998. Her main interest is in reviving this ancient instrument and bringing oriental music to the western world.

Date: May 22, 2003