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18th March 2021


We are delighted to announce that following her successful debut with the orchestra in October 2020, Tianyi Lu has been appointed Conductor-in-Residence of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Succeeding Jan Willem de Vriend, Tianyi commences the position from the 2021/22 season, for an initial commitment of two years.
Tianyi will next appear with the orchestra in August 2021, conducting an all-Brahms programme as part of the Stavanger Chamber Music Festival.

12th October 2020

Tianyi Lu wins First Prize at the 9th International Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition. The second prize is shared by Gábor Hontvári and the German Johannes Zahn.

9th October 2020

Tianyi Lu is one of 3 finalists in the 9th International Conducting Competition Sir Georg Solti held in Frankfurt, performing works by Beethoven in the final concerts on Sunday 11th October at the Alte Oper with the Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester. The 10 candidates were chosen from 437 applicants and the first and second round were in collaboration with the hr-Sinfonieorchester.

14th September 2020

Tianyi has won first prize at the 11th Edition of the International Conducting Competition "Guido Cantelli" in Novara and Turin, Italy. She also won the Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra Award, voted by the orchestra, the Youth Award, voted by members of high school students, and artistic contracts to conduct a concert with the Fondazione Teatro Coccia and one with the Teatro Regio Torino. Previous winners include Riccardo Muti (1967), Eliahu Inbal (1963), Ádám Fischer and Lothar Zagrosek(1973), Hubert Soudant (1975), and Donato Renzetti (1980).

16 August 2019

Tianyi has been announced the Female Conductor in Residence with the Welsh National Opera starting in August 2019, including conducting performances of a new production of Bizet's Carmen in the UK in 2020.

22 February 2018

Tianyi will be one of four conductors to work with Danielle Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a Masterclass in June. The repertoire will include Stravinsky's Rite of Spring as well as pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Mendelssohn.


15 February 2018


Konzertdirektion Schmid has signed Tianyi Lu for worldwide representation.

27 July 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has named Tianyi Lu as one of the Dudamel Fellows for the 2017/2018 season.



17 March 2017


The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has just announced Tianyi Lu as their new Assistant Conductor.


21 June 2016



Tianyi has been chosen as one of six to attend the Dallas Institute for Women Conductors with the Dallas Opera later this year.


18 April 2016


Tianyi has been made Music Director of the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra starting in September this year.


27 January 2016


Tianyi has been selected as one of 22 out of 320 to participate in the Lucerne Festival Masterclass with Bernard Haitink to happen in March.


17 November 2015


Tianyi has been invited to conduct another concert with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra in August 2016.


8th April 2015


Tianyi will be assisting Thomas Søndergård with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales starting in August this year.


28th Feb 2015


Tianyi reached the final round of the auditions for the Hallé Assistant Conductor post and will be invited to work as a Guest Assistant Conductor with Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra in September this year.


15th June 2014


Tianyi was voted as one of the top 3 finalists at the 12th Interaktion Workshop by players from the Berlin Philharmonic and orchestras all over Germany, out of a pool of 38 applicants and 10 chosen participants.



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St. David's Hall, Cardiff, UK

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Chloë Hanslip Violin



Mussorgsky Dawn on the Moscow River (from Khovanschcina)  

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Rimsky-Korsakov  Scheherazade

20 October 2021

Aalto-Muziktheater, Essen, Germany


20 November 2021

Saturday 20 November, 7.30pm | Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Manukau Symphony Orchestra


TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Excerpts
ERIC EWAZEN (USA) Concerto for Marimba & Strings

26 November 2021

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

Sara Lee  Piano

Leonie Holmes : Elegy
Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovick : Symphony No. 9

10 December 2021

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Celebrate Christmas

Tenor Oliver Sewell

The Graduate Choir NZ
Director Terence Maskell

18 December 2021

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

A Festive Christmas

Juliet Reynolds-Midgley Vocalist

"She showed not only complete mastery on the podium, but also mature understanding of the various pieces...and a physical presence that would be very engaging for any audience"

- Sir Andrew Davis, CBE

Music Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Music Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

"...great musicality, understanding of the different repertoire, a natural charisma on the podium"

- Carlo Rizzi

"Her style of conducting is crystal clear...poetic and dramatic; excellent communicator"

- Jill White - Senior BBC Music Producer and Director Of Music National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

"Dynamic and charismatic"


-Chris Hall, South Wales Argus



"Inspirational and emotive, Tianyi has an innate ability to communicate a deep understanding of the music, delivering clearly and with freshness and energy!"


- Jill Francis-Williams, Leader of the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra



"Focused, energetic, and with the music absolutely at the centre of rehearsals and performance, Tianyi Lu is a pleasure to work with from planning stages to concert."


 - Rosie Biss, Principal Cellist of the Welsh National Opera



"Tianyi's charm, power and intensity allows her to highlight new elements in the works she performs. For a composer to have such a champion is just such a thrill..."


 - Ben Lunn, Composer and Conductor



“A perceptive and highly creative musician.”


- Peter Thomas, Music Director of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra



"Tianyi’s musical perception is of the highest order and her stylistic awareness impressive. Her intuitive skill and excellent musicianship demonstrate superior insight and understanding of the music she performs.”


 - Uwe Grodd, Music Director of Auckland Choral and Manukau Symphony Orchestra