Belgian-Chinese soprano Jinhua Lu is a master instructor and specially-appointed distinguished foreign professor of the Department of Voice at Xi’an Conservatory of Music, China. Prior to venturing into the Western music world, Ms. Lu had graduated from Xi’an Conservatory of Music in 1982 under Professor Cheng Jiayu. In the same year, she worked as both a soloist and program director in the Xi’an Song and Dance Ensemble. In 1987, she became a lecturer at the Art Department of Shaanxi Normal University.
In 1992, she furthered her study in Belgium and eventually started to work there. In 1998 she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where she also received an advanced diploma in Opera Singing (the highest level diploma in European for singing), and a “Premier Prix” in opera art performance and singing. She was under the tutelage of Mr. J. BASTIN, Mrs. C. ARNAUD, and Mrs. M. Urbain.
During her 24 years of studying, working and living in Belgium, she has worked for both the Royal Opera House of Brussels and the Royal Opera House of Antwerp. She has performed dozens of operas, oratorio, concerts, and has performed as a soloist at many prestigious events such as the European Art Festival, the concert of the Chinese Mission to the European Union, and the concerto of the Chinese Embassy in Belgium. In September 2009, she performed at the “KLARA” International Music Festival in Brussels and cooperated with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra as a soloist. In October 2009, she participated in the Belgian “European Chinese Art Festival” as a soloist. In 2011, she was specially invited to be the official French – Chinese translator for the master classes of the Queen Elizabeth International Vocal Competition by the competition organizing committee. In 2014, she performed in the “100th Anniversary of Chinese Landing in Belgium” Commemorative Concert as a soloist. In September 2015, upon approval by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) of China, she was invited by Shaanxi Foreign Affairs Office and the Department of Voice of Xi’an Conservatory to join the faculty of Conservatory as a special expert and special-appointed distinguished foreign professor. In June 2017, she was head of organization committee for the departmental concert of French vocal music (including an a cappella chorus). In September 2017, she performed as a soloist in the first concert of Belgian-Chinese musicians at the concert hall of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium. On December 13, 2018, she performed at the Xi’an Concert Hall in a large-scale acoustic symphonic concert singing Margaret’s aria “The Jewel Song” from the FAUST by Charles Gounod.