Alex Lau was born in Hong Kong in 2002 and has been playing the cello since the age of seven. He began his studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Since 2021, he has been continuing his studies with Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. So far, he has received valuable musical guidance from Laurent Perrin, Prof. Susanne Müller-Hornbach, Prof. Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Norbert Anger and was able to gain valuable experience with renowned musicians such as Prof. Peter Bruns, Daniel Hope, Jan Vogler, Jakob Koranyi, Yi-Bing Chu, Daniel Müller-Schott and Prof. Wolfgang-Emanuel Schmidt.
As a soloist, he has performed with several youth symphony orchestras as well as in concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Kulturpalast Dresden, the Isarphilharmonie Munich, the Flagey Brussels and the Hong Kong City Hall.
In 2020, Alex Lau was invited by Daniel Hope to perform in his program "Hope at Home - Next Generation", which was streamed on ARTE concert and excerpts were broadcasted on ZDF and WDR.
Alex Lau has won prizes at the International Cello Competition "Ai Qin Prize" in Beijing, the International Dotzauer Cello Competition in Dresden and the Nouvelles Étoiles International Youth Music Competition Paris, among others.
As a great chamber music enthusiast, he has already gained extensive performance experience at festivals such as the "Mit Musik-Miteinander" in Kronberg, the "Geneva International String Academy", the "Chamber Lab 2021" in Montecastelli (Italy) and the "Daniel Hope Music Academy Neuhardenberg", where he was able to play with colleagues such as Adrien Boisseau, Boris Kusnezow, Christel Lee, Sergey Ostrovsky and Jan Vogler. He is also invited to participate in the Seiji Ozawa Academy in July 2022.
Alex Lau plays a cello made by German master luthier Dietmar Rexhausen, on generous loan from Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang.