Wenbin Lyu (b. 1994) is a US-based Chinese composer and guitarist. The composition written by Wenbin Lyu combines contemporary western technique with ancient oriental culture. He seeks inspirations from mother nature, science and video games.

Lyu’s music has been performed at many events including International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), National Student Electronic Music Event (NSEME), Collage Composers Colloquium, 1:2:1, NCPA Young Composer Programme, China National Symphony Orchestra Young Composer Program, Chinese National Music Festival, among others. His music has been performed by Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, NEC Philharmonia, CCM Philharmonia, CCM Concert Orchestra, and Transient Canvas. Based on his outstanding academic performance, he was honored to receive the China National Scholarship in 2016 and Donald Martino Award for Excellence in Composition in 2020.

His music was performed widely all over the world including Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Lyu’s compositions include orchestra, concerto, chamber, opera, and electronic music. In 2021, he was invited to Tanglewood Music Center as a composition fellow. Lyu was the recipient of ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, CCM Orchestral Composition Competition, NEC Honor Competition; honorable mentions from the Charles Ives Concert Series, 2016-2017 NCPA Young Composer Programme. Two VR projects that he composed premiered at Cannes International Film Festival in 2016. Lyu is the composer in residence of HAcappella where based in Harvard University since 2018. 

Lyu received his degrees from China Conservatory of Music and New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Wanchun Shi, Michael Gandolfi and Kati Agócs. Lyu is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studies electronic music with Mara Helmuth.

His compositions are published by NYXmusic (ASCAP).