Tianyi Lu


Tianyi Lu completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honors at the University of Auckland with Uwe Grodd and Karen Grylls, before studying at the University of Melbourne with John Hopkins. In 2015, she completed her Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting with distinction at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied with David Jones. 

Tianyi Lu has taken masterclasses with Sir Andrew Davis and Xian Zhang with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Gatti with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and is an alumni of the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. Other teachers and mentors include Sian Edwards, Carlo Rizzi, Neemi Järvi , Alexander Polyanichko, Kenneth Kiesler, Carlo Montanaro, Eckehard Stier, and Alice Farnham. 

After winning first prize at both the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition in Germany and the International Conducting Competition Guido Cantelli in Italy, the Chinese-born New Zealander Tianyi Lu has recently been appointed conductor-in-residence with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway. 


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