Biography




Born in 2002, LiLa began playing the cello at the age of seven. She studied with Professor Min Cao at the Music Middle School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of nine. In 2016 she began to study in the Juilliard School Precollege division with Professor Richard Aaron and Sieun Lin. Since October 2018, LiLa has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Professor Frans Helmerson. She plays a 1690s Giovanni Grancino cello kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society. 

 

In the 13th Osaka International Music Competition in 2012, LiLa won the first prize, the Best String Performance Award and the Kobe Mayor Award. In the 9th "Antonio Janigro" International Cello Competition in Croatia in 2012, LiLa participated in senior group and won the first prize. In the following year on the 24th Flame International Music Competition in Paris, she again won the first grand prize with full score given by all jurors. In 2014 LiLa reported in the 8th Tchaikovsky International competition for Young Musicians in Moscow, she won the first prize and became the youngest championship of this competition. She also won the 2nd prize in the 43rd Stulberg International String Competition in 2018.

 

LiLa has given concerts on many international stages such as the Verbier Festival, Schloss Elmau, Tsinandali Festival, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall,  Tokyo Suntory Hall. She has worked with the orchestras such as: Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, Moscow Virtuosi, the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia”, National Centre of the Performing Arts Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra. And conductor such as: Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Spivakov, Yury Tkachenko, Norichika Iimori. As a chamber musician, she shared the stage with Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, David Geringas, Tabea Zimmermann and Antoine Tamestit.