Institute for Women Conductors

Tianyi Lu

New Zealand

Based in the UK, Tianyi is the Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Music Director designate of the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra. She has been assistant conductor to Thomas Søndergård with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sir Mark Elder with the Hallé, Alice Farnham with the Welsh National Youth Opera and Carlo Rizzi at the RWMCD. She is regularly engaged by orchestras throughout Wales and New Zealand and was Music Director of The Magic Flute with Opera Otago.

Tianyi has studied with David Jones, John Hopkins and Uwe Grodd and has attended master classes with Bernard Haitink, Neemi Järvi, Sian Edwards, Alexander Polynichko, Marin Alsop and Kenneth Kiesler. She was voted as a finalist at the twelfth ‘Interaktion’ conducting workshop by players of the Berlin Philharmonic and professional players in Germany.

2016 Participants


Elizabeth Askren


Mihaela Cesa-Goje


Alexandra Cravero


Tianyi Lu


Chaowen Ting


Zoe Zeniodi



Ching-Chun Lai


Michelle Rofrano


Carolyn Watson


Parisa Zaeri


2016 IWC Concert Performance Selections

Non Monsieur mon mari , Les mamelles de Tirésias   - Poulenc  

Alerte! Alerte! , Faust   - Gounod  

Overture , La gazza ladra   - Rossini