Oakki Lau’s diverse performing career reflects his interest and enthusiasm for all kinds of music from playing baroque to pop. For 6 years he was a member of the Gramophone Award winning baroque group La Serenissima, with whom he toured extensively and performed at the Wigmore Hall.
Oakki has played at the Proms, performed live on Radio 3 from the Royal Festival Hall, recorded at Abbey Road and toured the U.K. and Europe with the multi ethnic orchestra Chineke! He was also invited by the British Council to work in New Zealand to celebrate cultural diversity. More recently he has performed with London Mozart Players, Jess Gillam, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding and many TV appearances for Music In Vision agency.
Oakki’s teaching includes RCMJD, Benedetti Foundation, Westminster Under School, and Head of Strings at Hill House.
Oakki studied the viola with, and assisted, Rivka Golani in London, baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield and baroque viola with Annette Isserlis at The Royal College of Music, supported by the Joan Weller award. He is proud to have taught on every one of the Chamber Players courses.
This summer he’ll be doing a lot gardening, cycling, cooking and playing classic Ibiza anthems at various race courses and in the gardens of stately homes with the Urban Soul Orchestra.