Adjunct Instructor of Piano
Originally from China, Dr Jie Lu
came to the U.S. after graduating with top honors from the Wuhan
Conservatory of Music. She was the only pianist chosen in 1992 to give concert tours in Macao with
the WuHan Symphony. The only full-scholarship award recipient in 1998, she studied at the
University of Colorado at Boulder, where her teachers were Angela Chen, Larry Graham, and Robert
Spillman. She received a Doctorate in performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Competition success includes first prize in the 36th National Young
Concerto Competition (Denver, Colorado), 2000 Spokane Greater Music (Allied Arts) National
Competition in the College division, Tourgee DeBose National Piano Competition (Baton Rouge,
Louisiana), University Of Colorado at Boulder Concerto Competition, CMTNA Piano Competition in
Colorado, and the SummerArts Piano Competition at the University of Utah. Concerto appearances
include Jefferson Symphony Orchestra in Denver, 1998; Utah Philharmonic in Salt Lake City, 2002,
SummerArts Orchestra in Salt Lake City, 2004 and Salt Lake Symphony in Salt Lake City, 2007. She
was also invited to give a recital during the 2007 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival.
Dr. Jie Lu has given master
classes and chamber and solo recitals at the
Beijing Central Conservatory
of Music, Nanjing Normal University, and Duke University. She was recently appointed
as a guest professor at Nanjing University, China, until 2013. As an adjudicator and clinician, Dr. Lu
judges regional piano competitions and frequently presents lectures to music teachers’ professional
associations. Recent concert engagements include performances and master classes in the Haydn
Conservatory in Vienna, Kragow Cultural Center in Poland and the Frankfurt Conservatory in Germany.