Oakki Lau’s diverse performing career reflects his interest and enthusiasm for all kinds of music, ranging from playing with La Serenissima; London Handel Orchestra and English Touring Opera to the Reggae Philharmonic; Urban Soul Orchestra and Random Dance Company. Chamber music performances have taken him to the Handel House Museum; The British Library; Gresham College; St. Martins-in-the-Fields; Berlin Philharmonie and Wigmore Hall.
Oakki has performed with many baroque groups including Florilegium, Hanover Band, New London Consort and Norsk Barokkorkester. Recent recordings include Britten’s War Requiem with the Gabrieli Consort,
Judgement of Paris with Spiritato, and A Tale of Two Seasons with La Serenissima. Oakki has appeared in sold out performances of Bach’s Coffee Cantata in the London Handel Festival and been guest leader with the Little Baroque Co.
He has appeared on stage with Barry Manilow, Gloria Estefan, The Divine Comedy, Marc Almond, Mel C, Nitin Sawhney and Take That. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long Show with the band Paris Motel and on BBC Radio 3 with the contemporary group Reservoir. He has performed at the BBC Electric Proms, Latitude and Glastonbury festivals and toured New Zealand by invitation of the British Council.
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 principal viola of Southern Sinfonia and London Orchestra Da Camera, teaches at Hill House and Westminster Under School and on holiday courses for Camden Music Services and Chamber Players.