Huiling Zhu, the Shanghai-born mezzo-soprano, graduated from the High School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, and Musikhochschule Stuttgart. As one of the most high-profile vocal artists in China, Zhu regularly collaborates with all major orchestras and opera houses, performing operas such as Tannhäuser, L’heure espagnole, Carmen, etc., as well as Mahler's no. 2, no. 3 and no. 8 Symphony and Das Lied von der Erde, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, the world premiere of Ye Xiaogang's Songs from the Steppe, Lu Xun, etc. From 2017, she was invited to participate in the Gala concerts tour of “World Human Rights Day” and the “Silk Road” organized by the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland and other countries. In 2018 Zhu joined the world premiere of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion with Munich Philharmonic, in LA (under Gustavo Dudamel) and toured in Melbourne and Hong Kong. Since 2021, she started her lieder recital tour in China with pianists Xue Yingjia and Li Jian. In the 2022/23 season, she is the Artist in Residence with Shenzhen Symphony. Zhu is also the artistic director of the charity association Stiftung Chinesische Nachwuchskünstler in Germany. Since August 2021, Zhu has joined the faculty of Shenzhen Conservatory of Music as Professor, while serving as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of College of Arts & Media at Tongji University.