A native of China, Yao Lu is a New York City based audio engineer with experience engineering numerous recordings. She has worked in many varying musical genres, including opera, full orchestra, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, solo recitals and studio sessions. She has also been fortunate to study and work with some great engineers, such as Michael MacDonald, Kevin Boutote, Ed Tetreault and Scott Metcalfe.
Yao got her MA degree in Audio Sciences at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and BA in Recording Arts at Communication University of China in 2009. Her study includes music recording and production, psycho/electro/physical/musical/architectural acoustics, and AV system design. Yao's recording won the 129th AES Student Recording Competition (Stereo-Classical) First Place Award in San Francisco in 2010. She also works as an assistant associate on music acoustic research projects lead by Dr. Xin Wang.
In addition to being a recording engineer, Yao is also a well-trained violinist. She had been concertmaster of the Golden Sail Symphony Orchestra for 5 years and has worked with such fine musicians as En Shao, Feili Huang, Wing Ho, Tianwa Yang, and Jin Ju.
Yao has many interests. As you can tell, she likes newton's cradle a lot. She also appreciates fantastic music, beautiful sunsets, cute hair bangs and great scotch. Also, according to Ed Tetreault, she is a "ridiculously good cook".