Lü Jia ( Principal Cello )
Lu Jia graduated with distinction (Auszeichnung) from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Germany, before receiving his Master’s Degree in Performance from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He has received numerous prizes in solo and ensemble international competitions, successfully collaborating with professional orchestras in Europe to perform cello concertos and with renowned ensemble groups such as the Alban Berg Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet and so on, for chamber music.
From 2008 to 2013, he served as principal cello with the German Jena Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Aachen State Opera Orchestra, whilst an instructor at the Liszt School of Music Weimar. Since the middle of 2013, Lu has served as principal cello for Macao Orchestra and as an instructor at the Macau Academy of Performing Arts.