• Biography

LÜ Shao-Chia

Taiwan-born conductor Lü Shao-Chia studied music in Taipei, and later at the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, and also at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. His training resulted in important First Prizes at three renowned international conducting competitions: Besançon (France), Pedrotti (Italy) and Kondrashin (the Netherlands).

Lü accepted positions as General Music Director of the Koblenz Theatre (1998-2001), Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz (1998-2004), and Staatsoper Hannover (2001-2006). He was also Chief Conductor of the South Denmark Philharmonic (2014-2017).

Lü appears regularly as guest conductor at several world-renowned opera houses, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, English National Opera, Opera Australia and more. Alongside his opera activities, he is equally at home on concert podiums and has worked repeatedly with many leading European orchestras, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Oslo Philharmonic and more. In Asia, he has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic and more.

Lü was Music Director of the Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO) from 2010 to 2020, and was honoured with the title Conductor Emeritus in 2021. He has held the position of Distinguished Chair Professor at Taipei National University of the Arts since September 2020.