LiLa (cello) – Representation worldwide, except Asia
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Concerto repertoire, Programs


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.
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: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta, 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. As a chamber musician, she shared the stage with Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, David Geringas, Tabea Zimmermann and Antoine Tamestit.

One highlight of the season 2022/23 is LiLa’s Grand Tour throughout China with more than 20 concerts as a soloist with orchestras and as a chamber musician as well.




Concerto repertoire

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

Schelomo – Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

Concerto for Cello in B-flat Major G.482

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)

Concerto for Cello in B Minor, Op. 104/B 191

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Concerto for Cello in E Minor, Op. 85

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Concerto for Cello No. 1 in C Major, H 7b no 1
Concerto for Cello No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)

Cello Concerto in D Minor

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor, Op. 125

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Concerto for Cello No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Concerto for Cello in A Minor

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Concerto for Cello No. 1 in E flat Major, Op. 107

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Variations for Cello and Orchestra on Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Double Cello Concerto in G Minor RV 531

William Walton (1902-1983)

Cello Concerto, Op. 68




Program 1 (cello, violin)

LiLa (cello), Elias David Moncado (violin)

Reinhold Glière

Duos for violin & cello (Op.39)

Maurice Ravel

Sonata for violin & cello


Zoltan Kodály

Duo for violin & cello





Program 1a (cello, guitar with Jerzy Chwasdyk)

“Bachianas poeticas”
LiLa (Cello) / Jerzy Chwastyk (Guitar)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) –
Cellosuite no. 2 BWV 1008: Prelude & Sarabande

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) –
Aria from “Bachianas Brasileiras nr.5”

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) –
Adios Nonino

H. Villa-Lobos –
Prelude no. 1 & 3 for guitar solo

Radames Gnatalli (1906-1988) –
I. Allegretto comodo
II. Adagio
III. Con spirito


Enrique Granados (1867-1916) –
Danza espanola no. 2 „Oriental”
Danza espanola no. 5 „Andaluza“

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) –

Astor Piazzolla –
Histoire du Tango



Programs 2- 4 (cello / piano)

– LiLa (cello), Julia Hamos (piano)

Program 2

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Romance for Piano and Violoncello, Op. 69

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Sonata for Piano and Violoncello, FP 143

Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966)

Suite for Violoncello Solo

—— Intermission ——

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Berceuse Op. 16

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in G minor, Op. 65



Program 3

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Three Romances, Op. 94

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, Op. 21

—— Intermission ——

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Suite Populaire Espagnole

César Franck (1822-1890)

Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major



Programm 4

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Suite Italienne

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 3 in A Major

——— Intermission ———

Pjotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
– Chant d’Automne from the seasons for piano
– Melodie from “souvenir d’un lieu Cher” arranged for cello and piano

– Valse Sentimentale arranged for cello and piano

Johann Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 2, Op. 99



Programm 5 (cello, bandoneon, piano)

– LiLa (cello), Omar Massa (composition, bandoneon), Julia Hamos (piano)

compositions + arrangements for cello, bandoneon

Astor Piazzolla

Cafe 1930

Omar Massa
– Buenos Aires Vocalise

– Tango Lullaby
– Caminos y Desvios

compositions + arrangements for cello, bandoneon and piano

Astor Piazzolla
– Soledad (7 min)
– La muerte del Angel (3 min)
– Milonga del Angel (6 min)
– Escualo (3 min)
– Oblivion ( 5 min)

– Tangata (10 min)

Omar Massa
– Tango Meditation n1 (4:30 min)
– Buenos Aires Ritual (4:40 min)
– Buenos Aires Resonances (5 min)
– Kageliana (4 min)
– Canto del Payun Matru (5 min)
– Tango Legacy (5:30 min)
Tango Scherzo (Encore)