Wenbin Lyu, composer/guitarist


Wenbin Lyu is a US-based Chinese composer and guitarist. The compositions written by Wenbin Lyu combines contemporary western techniques with ancient oriental culture. He seeks inspiration from nature, science, and video games.

Lyu has received fellowships from Tanglewood Music Center, Cabrillo Festival Composers Workshop, and Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. Lyu’s works have been performed at many events, including ICMC, EMM, NYCEMF, TUTTI, SPLICE, Alba, Cabrillo, and Tanglewood. His music has been performed by Beijing Symphony, Tianjin Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Fifth House Ensemble, Del Sol Quartet, icarus Quartet, and Transient Canvas.

Based on his outstanding academic performance, he was honored to receive the China National Scholarship in 2016 and Donald Martino Award for Excellence in Composition in 2020. Lyu is the recipient of the 2021 ASCAP Young Composer Awards. Two VR movies he composed premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2016.

Lyu serves as a composer-in-residence at HAcappella based at Harvard University, and the all-female musician group New Downbeat in Cincinnati. Lyu received his degrees from China Conservatory (BA) and New England Conservatory (MM), and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate at Cincinnati-College Conservatory.