Chin-Chao Lin was born in Taiwan in 1987. He studied Conducting at the "Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz" with Martin Sieghart and at the "Hochschule der Künste Zürich" with Johannes Schlaefli. In 2001 he won the second prize at the National Symphonic Orchestra Competition in Taiwan and the third prize at the International Witold-Lutoslawski Competition for Young Pianists in Poland. In 2014 he received the Audience Prize of the German Operetta Prizes at the Musical Comedy Leipzig.
Lin took part in Master classes of Bernhard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, David Zinman, Kurt Masur, Marc Albrecht and others. In 2013 he became scholarship holder of the "Dirigentenforum" of the German Music Council. From 2013 to 2015 he assisted the chief conductor Daniel Raiskin as "Conductor-in-Progress" at the State Orchestra "Rheinische Philharmonie" in Koblenz. Besides he conducted his own concertos.
Chin-Chao-Lin worked as conductor with several orchestras. As concert cembalist he played with the "Concertgebouw Amsterdam". He made his debut as conductor with the Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble within the Lucerne Festival in 2014. After this he gave guest performances with this ensemble in Zurich, London, New York and Beijing.
Since the playing season of 2016/2017 he has been First Music Director and Vice General Music Director at the State Theatre of Meiningen.