Lyu Xiang was born in Shanghai and received his first violin lessons at the age of eight from Weng Rongjin and Yu Lina. At the age of 13 he switched to the viola and later started to study at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under Xidi Shen, Sheng Li and Jensen Horn sin Lam. In 2011 he began his solo viola studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under the tutorship of Wolfgang Klos. For graduating with distinction in 2019 he received the Award of Appreciation for outstanding artistic achievement from the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Since 2011 he has been studying chamber music with Johannes Meissl. He participated in masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Hatto Beyerle, Hariolf Schlichtig, Patrick Jüdt, Yuri Bashmet, Lawrence Power and Antoine Tamestit.
Since 2010 Xiang is a member of the Simply Quartet with which he has won numerous first prizes in international competitions such as: „Carl Nielsen Competition“ 2019 in Copenhagen, "Quatuor á Bordeaux" 2019, „Franz Schubert and Modern Music“ 2018 in Graz and the international „Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition“ 2017 in Vienna.
Xiang has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at numerous festivals including the Verbier Festival, Casals Festival, Gent Festival, Davos Festival, Ravenna Festival, the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest, “Viola Space” in Tokyo and “Viva La Viola” in Shanghai. He worked on chamber music projects with outstanding musicians such as Michel Lethiec, Hagai Shaham, Jerome Pernoo and Thomas Hoppe.
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