Mu-Xuan Lin

Mu-Xuan Lin (Taiwan/USA)’s music has been heard worldwide as well as on the radio stations SRF2 kultur (Switzerland) and WQXR (New York), on SOOND (France) and ein_klang (Austria) records. She is a guest-composer/faculty at the Novalis music+art Festival (Croatia) and the New Music on the Bluff (Los Angeles), the winner of the Protonwerk No.3 award (Switzerland) and Ensemble Adapter’s commission project “Adoptions 2017” (Germany), an artist-in-residence at the Cité des Arts in Paris (France), an awardee of New Music USA, Mellon, FACE Croatia, and multiple NCAF (Taiwan) grants, etc.. Formerly, she has participated as an active fellow at various festivals and conferences such as the Summer Academy at Schloss Solitude, Darmstadt Summer Course, EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO’s Matrix15, June in Buffalo, Sävellyspaja, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and was an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts working with Master Artist Georg Friedrich Haas. Her works have been featured at Festival AFEKT (Estonia), the Donaueschinger Musiktage – Next Generation (Germany), Innovation Series 2017 (Taiwan), deciBels Festival 2020 (Latvia), Piano Spheres (Los Angeles), Mise-En Festival (New York), and Splice Festival (Missouri) among others. She was honorable mention/finalist of various competitions including the 2016 neuverBand International Commission Competition (honorable mention) and the 2015 Darmstadt Music Theatre Competition (semi-finalist). She is working with ensemble 3peoplemusic (Taiwan) and loadbang (NYC), etc., and has worked with TAK Ensemble (USA), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (Germany), Ensemble Adapter (Germany), Ensemble Proton Bern (Switzerland), Secession Orchestra (France), Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (Finland), Urbanity Dance, pianist Vicki Ray among others. Since 2023, in addition to composition, Mu-Xuan is venturing into the work of performing arts curation and dramaturge, and has founded Studio Nekton with Paris-based flutist/performer Shao-Wei Chou.

Mu-Xuan received her BM in Composition from the New England Conservatory, and MFA and Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory from Brandeis University. 2023-24, she is enrolled in Zürich University of the Arts’s CAS Curating program. She has previously taught at Brandeis University, California State University Long Beach, and Chapman University.