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Shuqing Lyu

Artist profile

Principal Clarinetist of the Central Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra


B♭/A clarinet Zenit


“The ever-changing sound of the clarinet offers composers, performers, and listeners unlimited imagination and possibilities for expression. The clarinet is an instrument with a dreamy color and singing quality. The tone that the Uebel clarinet produces is distinguished; each sound is refined and textured, and the music flows naturally like hazy moonlight.

Uebel’s fine clarinet will lead the player into an imaginative musical world with endless possibilities.”


Clarinetist Shuqing Lyu is acclaimed as one of the most promising young artists from China. In 2023, Shuqing was appointed the Principal Clarinetist of the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) Symphony Orchestra and became the first clarinetist to be awarded a Ph.D. in the school's history. A prizewinner of multiple international and national competitions, Lyu's honors include awards from the Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition held in Italy, the China Music Golden Bell Award Clarinet Competition, the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition, the CCOM Woodwinds Solo Competition, and the International Mozart Clarinet Competition.

Lyu has regularly performed as a soloist with major orchestras in China, such as the Central Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, and Qingdao Symphony Orchestra. He has also presented solo recitals throughout China. With a strong passion for chamber music and orchestral playing, Lyu has participated in prominent music festivals including the Pablo Casals Festival, Karuizawa International Clarinet Seminar, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Morningside Music Bridge Festival.

Lyu's repertoire spans from Baroque to contemporary music, with a particular dedication to presenting contemporary works. He released his first album, Narration, in 2018, which included a mix of substantial and Chinese compositions. This recording is proudly distributed by the China Record Corporation, the oldest and largest record company in China. In 2021, he was invited by the Beijing Music Festival (BMF) to present a recital at the German Embassy featuring works by contemporary German composers such as Alban Berg, Jörg Widmann, and Paul Hindemith. This concert was livestreamed on various platforms and garnered over 600,000 views.

Shuqing began his studies at the Affiliated High School of Xi'an Conservatory of Music in 2006 under the guidance of Prof. Zheng Chi. In 2012, he was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music with the highest honors and studied under Prof. Lei Fan.

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