Chao-Ying Lu

Lu has been engaged as a viola player since 2007 in the National Symphony Orchestra, and was appointed as the Viola Assistant Principal in September 2009. Graduated from National Taiwan Normal University Department of Music with bachelor’s degree and master's degree, she is currently a doctoral candidate in NTNU. During her studies, she has learned with Professor Jui-Se Yang, Li-Wen Wang, Yoshinaga Teizou, Hsin-Ping Liu, Shu-Ching Hsu and Huihao Pan. Lu has also taken master classes given by some world-famous violists, including Professors Yizhak Schotten, Brian Chen, Prof. Mark Neumann, Heinrich Koll, Ulrich Knörzer, Hans P. Ochsenhofer, Nobuko Imai and others.

In 2004-5, she was awarded in the Hsing Tien Kong Music Competition, the NTNU Concerto Competition, and the first prize in the adult competition of the National Viola Competition, and performed Bruch’s Romance and Paganini’s Sonata for Grand Viola and Orchestra and Mozart’s Sinfonia Koncertante, K. 364 with the NTNU Orchestra.. 2005 - 2007 was selected to participate in the Pacific Music Festival (PMF). In 2009, she had a chamber music concert and one of "Bach New Sound" recital series. In year 2011-2013, she performed in the concert with the Taiwan Viola Chamber Orchestra with Taiwan Viola Chamber Music Ensecmble. In year 2014-2016, she had an ensemble concert and the “Weekend Night at the Palace Museum” concert at the Song Yee Hall, Soochow University. Lu is enthusiastic in all types of music performance.