Bin Lu, Violin

Bin Lu joined the New York City Ballet Orchestra in 1998.

A native of China, Lu began playing the violin at age 6. After studying for 12 years with Professors Dejin Sun and Zhilong Wang, he graduated with the Bachelor degree of highest distinction from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1990. Meanwhile, he won numerous awards in school and Chinese National-wide Violin Competitions. At age 19, Lu made his first appearance as a soloist with the Central Philharmonic Society (Presently the China National Symphony Orchestra), performing Brahms violin concerto in D Major. He also performed with several other Orchestras in China.

In 1997, Lu came to the United States to study on full scholarship with Professor Marilyn McDonald at Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music and earned the Artist Diploma.

Prior to joining the NYCB Orchestra, Lu already had a wealth of orchestra experience, including several titled positions as: 1986-1987, Concertmaster Chair of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra; 1990-1996, Principle Second Violin Chair of the Central Philharmonic Society; 1996-1997, Assistant Concertmaster Chair of the China National Symphony Orchestra.

Besides playing in the Orchestras, Lu is also an active chamber musician. He has participated in a number of major festivals, and was a founding member of Central Philharmonic Society String Quartet. He has toured in the US, China and many countries in Europe and Asia.