B i o g r a p h y

Linlin Uta [雅楽 林林] is a pianist on a mission and on the road of becoming a unique artist. As a young pianist, with a hope of delivering classical piano music to various locations, she has performed at different places in the U.S. and Japan.

Linlin first began studying the piano when she was 3. Later, she studied at Yamaha Academy until 12. Linlin resumed her piano study with  Dr. Soo Young Lee at Lake Forest College. She was invited to perform as a guest pianist at the Past, Present, and Future Concert in 2013. In the summer of 2013, she was also invited to perform a solo recital at the Huss Gallery in Evanston, IL. Linlin has had the honor to perform at the Noontime Concert Series sponsored by ARK Ensemble and Korean American Community Services in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She also had an honor to perform at the Senior Honor’s Convocation at the Lake Forest Presbyterian Church in 2016. She was invited by Mozart Club to perform a solo recital in the summer of 2017 in James Town, NY. In addition to solo performances,  Linlin also has passion for chamber music. She formed a piano trio at college. Later, she and her cello partner performed the “Music for the Soul” concert at the King Home in 2015. 

Linlin has appeared as the soloist with Houghton Symphonic Orchestra in 2018. She was also selected to perform in Feifei Dong's master class at Kleinhans Music Hall, the main venue of Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony. 

Linlin has worked as an intern at the Piano Camp at Music Institute of Chicago. One of her dreams is to spread the beauty and appreciation of classical music to younger generations through education while passing down what she has learned from her teachers.


Linlin double majored in Music and Politics with a minor in International Relations at Lake Forest College where she graduated with magna cum laude and received Lorraine D. and H. Randall Heath Senior Prize in Music. She has M.M in Piano Performance from Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College, NY as a full scholarship recipient, where she studied with Dr. William Newbrough. She is currently pursuing DMA in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Literature.