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Siqing Lu

First Asian Prize Winner of Paganini Competition


In great demand as concert violinist in his native land China and abroad, Siqing Lu (pronounced See-Ching Lyu) bursted onto the international music stage when he became the first Asian violinist to capture the first prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy in 1987. Long recognized as one of the most outstanding Chinese violinists, Siqing has performed to acclaim in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls in more than forty countries and territories worldwide.


Siqing Lu has collaborated with many of the world’s esteemed musicians, including Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin, Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lawrence Foster, Jaap van Zweden, OsmoVänskä, Bocelli, as well as leading Chinese musicians such as Long Yu, Lang Lang, Jia Lu, Muhai Tang, Shao-Jia Lu, Wen-Bin Jian, Chao-Liang Lin, Yujia Wang, Jian Wang, Yi Zhang, Xincao Li, Yang Yang, the Shanghai Quartet and Oscar award winner composer/conductor Tan Dun, with whom Siqing gave the world premiere of his violin concerto Hero in Poland in 2011. Siqing Lu has performed with some of today’s leading orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Russia National Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of the NCPA, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, among others.