Possessing a lifetime passion for learning and performing music, Meng-Hsuan Lin is a percussionist who is equally comfortable on stage as a pianist. Her interest in music began at the age of 5, and after graduating from National Sun Yet-San University in 2014, she decided to pursue her master’s of music in percussion performance at NYU Steinhardt. There she studied with Jonathan Haas, Simon Boyar, James Saporito, Josh Quillen, and Sean Statser. She was also a member of the NYU Marimba Ensemble, NYU Percussion Ensemble, NYU Steel Drum Ensemble, and the NYU Symphony Orchestra. A favorite memory of her pre-college years was her involvement in Kaohsiung local rock band TMD, where she played drum set. She also has extensive experience as a collaborative pianist. By performing with students and professors with professional backgrounds, she was able to greatly broaden her horizons. During her college years, Meng-Hsuan acquired professional experience in percussion through numerous performance opportunities. She worked with and learned from peers and experts, and has collaborated with composers and premiered new works. Meng-Hsuan has participated in concerts with the Succession Percussion Group, the Lapsing City Wind Orchestra, and the Tainan Symphony Orchestra. She has also previously performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna with the National University of Tainan Percussion Ensemble. Recent performance highlights include playing with the NYU steel drum ensemble at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and participating in the 2016 Sō Percussion Summer Institute, where she had the opportunity to work with composer Jason Treuting and be coached by and perform with members of Sō Percussion. Meng-Hsuan has particular interests in chamber percussion, orchestral, solo marimba and multi-percussion music. She holds a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from NYU Steinhardt.