Lin won numerous first prizes in both piano and flute competitions since age 13. She performed as the principal flautist for many famous orchestras, including Beijing Youth Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Trinity Symphony Orchestra. She has given many solo and chamber recitals on both piano and flute throughout UK and Asia since an early age.
She gained a Masters degree in Science & Engineering, graduated with first class honours, and was the only student in her year to have a research essay published. After graduated her MFA degree with distinction hounor, she is now undertaking PhD research program under Dr. Barley Norton in the area of Chinese musical influences in Western contemporary flute and piano music.