After winning the National Youth Music Competition in China, Ning Lu make his professional début on national radio and completed his first recording at the age of nine. He was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing to study the piano, and was winner of the First Prize in the 1987 National Piano Competition in China, taking First Prize at the First Annual Piano Competition and Piano Etude Competition of the Central Conservatory of Music, and at the National Audition of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Beijing. He was awarded his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Utah, completing his doctoral study at the University of Colorado at Boulder three years later. After giving his highly successful first solo piano recital in the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1996, he has performed solo and chamber recitals in the Britain, Austria, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Israel, Japan, the United States and China. He became a Steinway Artist in 2005, and a Naxos Recording Artist in 2007. Currently he is Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Utah, School of Music.