LAU Chor-wah was born in 1950 in Hong Kong. When she was studying Chinese Literature and Philosophy in the university, she became very interested in traditional Chinese music. After trying many string instruments, she decided to specialize in playing the qin. In the early 1970’s, she learned the qin under TSAR Teh-yun. In 1980’s, she travelled all over China an learned under many qin masters, and in particular received the guidance of ZHANG Zi-qian and YAO Bing-yin. Since then, her performing style has been gradually established. Her qin playing is characterized by refined tone, skilful fingering and natural interpretation.