Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and instrumentalist
Ray Lin is an award winning composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist based in Queensland, Australia. Ray has received many outstanding awards for his compositions in recent years, this including winning the 2021 “Song of the year” from Queensland Music Awards (Contemporary Classical), and being a semi-finalist at the 2020 Walter Hussey Composition Competition (UK), and receiving the Honorable Mention Award (Top 5) in Queensland Music Festival’s 2018 “Score-IT(Plus)” film scoring competition. His eclectic background had reflected in his musical output as it covered wide horizons from contemporary classical music to popular music and music for film and media.
As a Bachelor of Music candidate in composition at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Ray’s diverse compositions and arrangements had has been featured in a variety of concerts and events across different mediums. This included most recently his piece “The Royal Fanfare” was performed by the Queensland Pops Orchestra at the QPAC Concert Hall in the “Best of British” concert.
In 2020, two of his works featured in the 2020 “One World, One Family” 24-hour virtual concert hosted and broadcasted by Chinese CCTV. His orchestral piece work “Two Impressions of a raining night” was featured on the Music of our time program on 4MBS Classic FM, his composition “Our Celebration” for concert band, strings and choir was chosen to be premiered as the finale for the 2019 Capricorn Coast Music Festival. Ray’s chamber music for string quartet and piano “Ballet at the Autumn Sunset” was premiered by the Emperor string quartet at Queensland Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble “Concert at Twilight” Series at the iconic Old Museum Concert Hall; his piece for solo flute “Density 19.5” was featured as the opening number of the 2019 Queensland Conservatorium Reconciliation Day Concert.
In 2019, Ray co-wrote and arranged the school song for Brisbane Chinese Language School (premiered at the City Hall), which reached to a large community of students across six campuses. Ray’s other arrangements include the overture performance of the 2017 Brisbane Chinese Festival Gala show (City Hall), two works for the 2018 Teressa Teng tribute concert supporting Lord Mayor’s Trust: finale items of Stretton State College’s 2019 & 2020 (Nissan Arena) awards night, theme piece for IAUTV Spring Festival Gala 2019 (Logan entertainment Centre) etc.
Apart from writing and arranging music, Ray is also an active performer. As an instrumentalist, he holds Grade 8 certificate for both guitar (AMEB CPM) and bass (Rock-school), Ray has performed in China, Australia and the US. From 2017 onwards, he has performed extensively in music festivals, live concerts and musicals, this includes the 2019 Brisbane Chinese Cultural Festival (City Hall), 2017 Pacific Basin Music Festival (Hawaii, USA), 2017 & 2019 Essentially Ellington Jazz Music Festival etc, and musical productions in Queensland such as Hairspray the Musical, Heathers, Wizard of oz, Seussical etc.