Internationally known for her thrilling energy on the podium, her deeply creative approach and her open-hearted style of leadership, Chinese-born New Zealander Tianyi Lu collaborates with major orchestras and opera houses worldwide. She has recently been appointed Conductor-in-Residence with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway. Additionally, she is the Female-Conductor-in-Residence with the Welsh National Opera and Principal Conductor of the St. Woolos Sinfonia in the UK. Recent highlights include concerts and recordings with the Noord Nederlands Orkest, Philharmonie Zuid-Nederland, Västerås Sinfonietta, Phion Orkest, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Lu made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and gave performances of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Philharmonia Orchestra, Malmo Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and many other venues. Lu completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours 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 Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting with Distinction at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied with David Jones.