Hometown: Hong Kong
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Praised for his "immaculately refined" playing (The Philadelphia Inquirer), violist Born Lau has appeared internationally as both a soloist and chamber musician. 2017-2018 season highlights include a concerto appearance with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, concerts at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, and various chamber concerts in Thailand. Born Lau has appeared at the Yellow Barn and Sarasota Music festivals, Perlman Music Program, and at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival Academy. He served as Principal Violist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, as well as Guest Principal Violist of San Diego Symphony in the 2012-2013 season.
Mr. Lau is a prizewinner at the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition. He is also the winner of Astral Artists’ 2012 National Auditions, the 2013 Prix Musique de Chambre at the American School in Fontainebleau, France, the 2009 Artist Series of Sarasota Scholarship Competition and the 2008 Music Society of Coral Lakes Scholarship Award. He has also been a prizewinner in the Hellam Young Artists’, Schmidbauer International Strings, and Artists Series of Sarasota competitions. The enterprising artist also recently organized a fundraising concert for UNICEF.