Haley Kirychuk and Pei-Han Lin

Haley Kirychuk (violinist) and Pei-Han Lin (pianist) met at Texas Tech University while pursuing their music studies in violin performance and piano pedagogy. They started to play as a duet in 2018. They have performed various styles of music, including Norwegian Edvard Grieg’s violin sonata, French Ernest Chausson’s Poème, Japanese Somei Satoh’s Birds in Warped Time II, and American William Kroll’s Banjo and Fiddle. Haley Kirychuk is a violinist based in Amarillo, Texas. She plays as a first violinist in the Amarillo Symphony and also works on staff for the Symphony as Development Director. Haley graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a bachelor’s degree in violin performance, studying with Dr. Airi Yoshioka and earning the Presidential Scholarship and the Music Achievement Award. She completed her master’s in violin performance at Texas Tech University, studying with Annie Chalex Boyle and working as a Teaching Assistant while receiving a full scholarship. Haley has participated in the Chamber Music in Grantham Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas, the Promisek Bach Workshop in Connecticut, the Beethoven Festival Young Artist Institute in Utah, and the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax (Nova Scotia). Pei-Han Lin is a versatile pianist, collaborator, and educator with many years of experiences in teaching, performing, and accompanying. She holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance at Tainan University of Technology (TUT) in Taiwan. During her time at TUT, she received several awards, including the Silver Prize from the 2012 ASIA International Piano Academy Festival and Competition in South Korea and the Dean’s Award from the College of Art. In 2014, Ms. Lin began to pursue her Master’s degree in Piano Performance at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where she studied with Dr. William Goldenberg. She was performed at several significant events, including NIU’s Choir Day, World Music Concert Series, and Illinois Music Educators Association Conference. Ms. Lin is currently pursuing both her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Certificate in Collaboration at Texas Tech University (TTU), where she studies piano and piano pedagogy with Dr. Carla Davis Cash, and collaboration with Dr. Nataliya Sukhina. Her former teacher is Dr. Lora Deahl. While holding a full teaching assistantship at TTU, she has also made her active appearance as a performer and collaborator in TTU’s symphony Orchestra and Concert Band at important concerts, including Halloween “Hauntcert,” and “Illumine.” Ms. Lin collaborated with different instrumentalists and vocalists at numerous chamber recitals in the past few years and gained invaluable experiences.

You can find the duet’s performance here.