Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Linya Su is an award-winning violinist who has won first prizes in numerous national music competitions in her native country. Shortly after making her concerto debut with the Taipei Symphony Youth Orchestra at the age of 13, she was officially honored by the government of Taiwan as a gifted young musician of the year, and was granted extraordinary permission to come to the United States to study with the world-renowned violin pedagogue, Raphael Bronstein.
As a chamber musician and recitalist, Linya Su has given performances in major concert venues including the Gasteig Kulturzentrum in Munich, National Music Concert Hall of Taiwan, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and Hong Kong Cultural Center. She has been featured on various media including WQXR New York, the Christian Radio Station “GoodNews 90.9FM” in Taipei, and “Philharmonic Radio Taipei 99.7FM,” and a television program in Manchester, Vermont, in interviews highlighting her career, as well as musical performances. Her concerts have been critically acclaimed by the Taipei newspaper China Post, the Herald-Times in the United States, and by Hong Kong music critic, Mr. Chow Fan-Fu (周凡夫). In addition to her extensive performing experience, Su has been honored by the esteemed Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation for the Arts, the Corigliano Music Scholarship Award, the Freeman Foundation, the Golden Key International Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society, Friends of Music Scholarship, Mary Jane Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship, and Mik Van Embden Nahm Memorial Scholarship.
Linya Su holds degrees from Indiana University (B.M., M.M.), Lehman College, CUNY (M.A.T.), and Teachers College, Columbia University (Ed.DCT.). As a violinist, music educator, and devotee of arts, cultures, nature, and humanities, she aspires to integrate these passions into every aspect of her life.