Yi Lu was born in 1989 in Huzhou, China.
He studied saxophone extensively in France, first at the Conservatory of Toulon with Alexandre Doisy and graduated in 2013. He then studied at the Conservatory of Versailles with Vincent David and was awarded the prix de perfectionnement in 2017.
While studying in France he has performed many concerts with various quartets and ensembles. He performed with the saxophone ensemble of Versailles at the Andorra Sax Fest and the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg in 2015.
Yi will continue his studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Lars Mlekusch.