Lin is from Taipei, Taiwan. She began studying piano and violin at age 5. She acquired a Bachelor of Music in 2009 and Master of Music in 2012 from National Taiwan Normal University where she studied with Nanette Chin-Horng Chen. After graduation, she moved to the United States to study with Alexander Kerr at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and received her Performers Diploma in 2013.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University studying with Dmitri Berlinsky. During her time at MSU, she has joined the International Chamber Soloists and thus worked intensively with Prof. Berlinsky and other young musicians. Since 2013, she has performed several concerts with ICS in Iowa, Wisconsin, Merkin Hall in New York City and held community concerts for high school students and elders in the Lansing area. Her talent as a chamber musician led her to appear in the Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival from 2014 to 2017, collaborating with such renowned artists as Dmitri Berlinsky, Suren Bagratuni, Yuri Gandelsman, Guy Yehuda, Ruggero Allifranchini, Randolph Kelly, Livia Sohn, Viktor Uzur, Stephan Prutsman, and Sergei Babayan. In 2017, she was invited to play as soloist with Camerata Michigan in a concert titled “Baroque Favorites”, directed by Suren Bagratuni, Professor of Cello at MSU. She performed Vivaldi’s Concerto in B-flat Major for Violin and Cello with cellist Jinhyun Kim.
In 2009, she was selected to participate in the workshop of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, studying with Leon Fleisher, Ani Kavafian, and members of the Emerson and Guarneri Quartets, performing at the National Concert Hall in Taipei. In 2012, she studied with Linda and David Cerone, Mihaela Martin, Ani Kavafian, Alexander Kerr and Philip Setzer at the Heifetz International Music Institute with scholarship. In 2015, Lin won a scholarship to attend Brevard Music Center where she studied with Benjamin Sung.
As an orchestral musician, she has performed with Louisville Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra and Traverse Symphony Orchestra. She also served as Principal Second Violin with Southwest Michigan Symphony, and was a member of the Lansing Symphony. I-Pei Lin won her core position with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in May 2017.