*2002 in China

2022 Chamber Music Connects the World, participant
2019, 2021 and 2022 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2018 – 2019 Kronberg Academy Precollege

2019 – 2021 Kronberg Academy Bachelor

2021 – 2022 Kronberg Academy Master

Since 2022 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Frans Helmerson funded by the Christa Verhein Stiftung



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 Frans Helmerson. She plays a 1690s Giovanni Grancino cello kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

A glimpse into my world: LiLa

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 the24th 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, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall. She has worked with the orchestras such as: Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia”, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra. And conductor such as: Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Spivakov, Yury Tkachenko, Norichika Iimori, Muhai Tang. As a chamber musician, she shared the stage with Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, David Geringas, Tabea Zimmermann and Antoine Tamestit.

LiLa in concert

Last updated: October 2023