Yuan Lu

Professor of Double Bass
Ed Landreth Hall 234B

y.lu@tcu.edu | 817-257-4465


MM, The University of Texas at Austin
BM, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Double Bass
Artist Diploma Double Bass
Artist Diploma Double Bass Recital
Graduate Double Bass
Graduate Double Bass Recital
DMA Double Bass
Chamber Music
Special Problems in Double Bass

Areas of Focus

Yuan Lu currently serves as Double Bass Professor at TCU, Director of Chamber Music, and Artistic Director of the TCU International Double Bass Festival. He gives masterclasses and performs worldwide.

A renowned double bass artist, Yuan Xiong Lu currently serves as Double Bass Professor at TCU, and Artistic Director of the TCU International Double Bass Festival. Over the past few years, hundreds of reviews, newspaper articles, and magazines have praised him as “a master virtuoso of the double bass.”

Lu has won numerous national and international competitions, and has presented masterclasses at many of the world’s most prestigious universities and conservatories, including the Julliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, McGill University, Rice University, Northwestern University, New York University, University of Hartford, the Shanghai Conservatory, Beijing Central Conservatory, the China Conservatory, Shenyang Conservatory, and Sichuan Conservatory.

A pioneer of Chinese artists, Lu has performed as a soloist with various orchestras on major television and radio programs in China. Recently, Lu performed a duo concert with Gary Karr at the prestigious Shanghai Concert Hall. This special live broadcast concert reached more than 70 million viewers/listeners live and was streamed online throughout the world. Lu also performed as a guest double bassist with the New York Philharmonic.

Throughout his career, he has worked and been associated with many of the world’s leading artists including Zdenek Macal, Josef Gingold, Sergiu Comissiona, Larry Rachleff, and prominent bassists such as Stuart Sankey, David Walter, Francois Rabbath, Homer Mensch, and Gary Karr. Critics have acclaimed him as “a leading double bass virtuoso, a unique world-class performer.”

Live-broadcast concert with world-renowned double bassist Gary Karr, Shanghai Concert Hall

Duo recital with world-renowned double bassist Gary Karr, PepsiCo Recital Hall

Solo double bass concerto performance with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the orchestra’s 130-year history, Shanghai Concert Hall

Performed as a guest double bassist with the New York Philharmonic and guest principal bassist with the Shanghai Philharmonic

World premiere of “Shanghai Legend” concerto for double bass and orchestra, with conductor German Gutierrez and the TCU Symphony Orchestra, Ed Landreth Auditorium

Live performance and demonstration of selected double bass repertoire, Shanghai Classical Radio Station

Special New Year’s Celebration Concert with TCU SOM faculty members John Owings, piano, and Misha Galaganov, viola, Shanghai Concert Hall

Joint double bass and piano concert with Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Jose Feghali, Shanghai Concert Hall

Chamber music tour with TCU SOM faculty, Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenyang, China

Chamber music performances for the FFCMS series with TCU SOM faculty and guest artists, PepsiCo Recital Hall

Double bass demonstration and masterclass at the BassEuro Convention, Prague, Czech Republic

Double bass demonstrations and masterclasses, Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory, and other institutions

TCU “Dreamer”, 2015-16

Honorary Citizen Award from the Governor of Texas

Lifetime Member, International Society of Bassists

Member, American Federation of Musicians

Member, College Music Society

Member, Texas Music Educators Association

Artistic Director, TCU International Double Bass Festival

Director of Chamber Music, TCU School of Music

Jury member, International Society of Bassists Solo Competition

Jury member, Peabody Conservatory Concerto Competition

Jury member, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition

Jury member, TCU Concerto Competition