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Steven Lin, Pianist – A documentary for Performance Today

Last month I joined Performance Today again on the road, this time traveling to Philadelphia to the Curtis Institute of Music. Performance Today is the most listened to classical music radio program in the country, and I have enjoyed working with the team to begin to produce more digital only content. 

For the first time we planned an entire day to produce a digital only project, filming a short documentary on the life of a student at The Curtis Institute. Steven Lin is a pianist, who after receiving a maters degree at Juilliard, is a diploma candidate at Curtis, which is the equivalent of a PhD for performance. We worked to capture a little slice of Steven's whole life at Curtis, rehearsing at home and on campus, but also looking at his whole life in Philadelphia. 

Thanks to audio engineer Craig Thorson and senior producer Suzanne Schaffer for their help on the project. And a huge thanks to The Curtis Institute and Steven Lin for all their help in making this happen.

Find audio and a video from the radio recording session at

Steven Lin - Pianist at home
Steven Lin - Pianist
Behind the scenes
Steven Lin - swimming
Steven Lin - rehearsing at home
Behind the scenes
Chamber Music
Chamber Music