Ling Lu was born and raised in a musical family and has played piano since childhood. In 1994, she went to Russia to further her studies at the Moscow Gnessin Music Academy Choral Command Department, and graduated with outstanding achievements, receiving a Master’s degree in 2001. She was then admitted to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and continued to study Choral Command, under the direction of professor Stanislav Kalinin. She completed her Aspirantura in 2003. During her studies in Moscow, Ms. Lu conducted several choirs, including the Gnessin Chamber Music Choir, Gnessin College Choir, Moscow Conservatory Choir and Katenikov’s Moscow National College Choir. Since immigrating to Canada she has actively participated in many concerts and music events. While promoting Chinese culture, she presents workshops to community groups, and has conducted the Vancouver Chinese Choir for 15 years, plus the Grand Ensemble Chorus.