Lin Youren (林友仁) is a noted player of the Chinese musical instrument guqin. He famous for his unaffected playing style. Lin also taught guqin at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, but has since retired.
Lin was born in 1938 in Shanghai, China, but was brought up in nearby Nanjing. Early on in his musical development, Lin studied with Liu Shaochun (1901–71). He enterd the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1958 to study the guqin. He was influenced by the playing styles of Liu Jingshao, Gu Meigeng, Shen Caonong, and Wei Zhongle in particular. He graduated in 1963 and stayed at the Conservatory and began research on guqin history and Chinese music.
Lin has given guqin recitals in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, France, the UK and the US.
Partial discography 
- Appreciation of Tang Poetry Quatrains 1995
- Music For The Qin Zither 2000 (recorded in the UK)
- Please see: References section in the guqin article for a full list of references used in all qin related articles.
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