"Inner Focus": A Guide to Effective Practice
Lecturer: Prof. Thomas Linde- Chairman of Music Department, Tung-Hai University
Venue：Min-Hsiung Campus/ Class K304 of Music Department
Since accepting a faculty position at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, Thomas Linde has been active as a piano teacher, soloist, performer with orchestra, chamber musician and accompanist. In 1987, Mr. Linde was invited by the United States Information Service to perform a recital of twentieth-century American pieces in Japan. He has since returned to Japan seven times to perform in Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Utsonomiya and many other cities. In addition he has performed extensively throughout Taiwan and the United States as well as in Canada and China. Active as a teacher throughout the world, he has been a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University, has conducted masterclasses in Taiwan, China, the United States, Japan, Singapore and Thailand and has served on the faculties of the Prague International Piano Masterclasses, the CCM Prague International Piano Institute and the Amalfi Piano Festival.
Contact: Music Department (05)226-3411*2701
In Taiwan, he has taught students who have won first prize in international and all-Taiwan competitions and has had students who have continued their studies at Berlin Hochschule, Hanover Hochschule, London’s Royal Academy of Music, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, The Julliard School, New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, University of Southern California and University of Texas. Some of his former students now hold faculty positions at established universities in Taiwan and the United States. He has written papers on a wide variety of topics that have been published for international music conferences, has written for Clavier Companion and is the author of the book, The Stylus Phantasticus in the Keyboard Works of J. S. Bach.
Mr. Linde holds a doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University at Bloomington where he graduated with distinction. He earned his undergraduate degree at Baldwin-Wallace College and later became a recipient of the Conservatory Alumni Achievement Award. His piano teachers include Stephen Kovacevich, Robert Mayerovitch, Louis Nagel, Alain Planes, Karen Shaw and Zadel Skolovsky. He studied chamber music with Josef Gingold and James Buswell and vocal accompaniment with Eugene Bossart.
From 1994 to 2011, Mr. Linde was the director of the Tunghai International Music Festival and has directed the university’s International Music Conference since 2010. A full professor of music, Mr. Linde teaches piano and piano literature and is presently chairman of the music department.