Violin & Viola
Ms. Lu Di graduated with a Masters in Music: Viola Performance from the Pennsylvania State University, and previously from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance. While at Penn State, she had taught local students, and served as a teaching assistant to the University’s professors. She has studied both the Violin and Viola while attending the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Lu Di started learning the violin at age 4 with professor Lu Shaoguang; at age 8, she received first prize at a Youth Competition, and went on to study under Peter Zhang. At age 9, she was accepted into the Shanghai Conservatory, where she continued her studies with Professor Wu Feifei.
She switched to playing the viola in 2001, and a year later took part in a viola competition where she was awarded an honorary prize. In 2005, she received third prize in the Ohioville Society Competition.
Previously, she has served as the Assistant Principal Violist of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Principal Violist with the Pennsylvania Center Orchestra, Penn State Philharmonic, Oberlin Orchestra, and the Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra. A recipient of numerous competition prizes, she has taken first prize at the Pennsylvania State University Concerto Competition and the Nanjing National Violin Competition, and placed at many others.