Accompanist in School of Music
Originally from China, Lu Witzig received her Bachelor degree in piano performance
from Shenyang Conservatory of Music. She earned Master degrees in both piano performance
and collaborative piano from Illinois State University. She won the first prize of
TOYAMA Asian Piano Competition in 2004.
Lu performs actively as a chamber musician and soloist. She toured in China in 2018
and 2019, including performances in Shenyang Conservatory of Music and Harbin Conservatory
of Music. As a collaborative pianist, she appeared at “Musical Mondays” and “Musical
Discovery” with Peoria Symphony Orchestra. She served as a staff accompanist for music
festivals including “Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference” and “Midwest
Institute of Operas”. With an enthusiasm for new music, Lu performs often at the Red
Note New Musical Festival at Illinois State University and New Music Series at Illinois
As a passionate piano teacher, her students gain a love for music. Her students often
win competitions, including the MTNA Sonata Festival. She also prepares her students
for college auditions to pursue their degrees in music.
Lu joined Illinois Wesleyan University in 2012. She serves as a staff accompanist
in the School of Music and a piano instructor for the Preparatory Department. She
also works with students and performs frequently with faculty at Illinois State University
and Northern Illinois University.