Born in Taipei Taiwan, violist Ting-Ru Lai appeared as a soloist at the Malaysian Royal Gala Concert at the age of 16. She has won top prizes in the Queens Young Artist Competition, National Taiwan Viola Competition and is also a Laureate of the Windsor Festival International String Competition and International Viola Competition "Città di Cremona". She has performed as a soloist with Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Guildford Symphony Orchestra, Hsin-Tien Symphony Orchestra and Yu-Yun Youth Orchestra.
As a dedicated chamber musician, Ting-Ru has been invited to Cowbridge Music Festival, Maiastra Chamber Music Series, West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival, Mozart Festival, Festival NEXT GENERATION, Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music; she has also performed with The Soloists of London, New York Classical Players, Carnegie Ensemble and Boston Chamber Orchestra.
During her studies, Ting-Ru took part in masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Tabea Zimmerman, Lawrence Power, Thomas Riebl, Lars Anders Tomter, Hariolf Schlichtig, Hartmut Rohde, etc. She holds an Artist Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with David Takeno. Since January 2019, she has joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra as Sub-Principal Viola.