Lin Chen

With a network of Artist Centres and Ateliers around the world, Yamaha works with leading players to support their performances and develop instrument designs and new ideas for the benefit of all musicians. Yamaha Artists share with us a passion for inspiring the next generation of players, and a belief that everybody should be encouraged to nurture their talent, connect with others and tell their stories through music.

Get to know percussion player and Yamaha Artist Lin Chen

Statement about your relation with Yamaha or your instrument:

My first Drum Set was a Yamaha, later on in the conservatory it was a Yamaha Marimba I began to learn on. For me it always felt so natural to practice and perform on these instruments.

How does your instrument help you in your daily life as an artist?

For my spirit, for my energy.

How would you characterise your instrument?

Just like my baby.

Who was your most influential teacher and is there any advice which you still follow?

Keiko Abe / It's very important to practice slowly, don't rush to fast.

Advice for a young musician:

Hear with your ear what you want to play.