Lanvi Lu is currently finishing her last semester at the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Molecular Environmental Biology. She has been teaching cello for many years and gaining inspiration from her parents who play piano and violin. Growing up, she played in a trio with them for various events and eventually, got involved in various ensembles and orchestras. She was a student intern and played cello for the Midsummer Mozart Festival, and plays as principal cello for the Saigon Chamber Ensemble, a Vietnamese ensemble that performs western, classical, and Vietnamese cultural music. She was also the principal of the Oakland Youth Orchestra for four years. At UC Berkeley, she plays at the University of California Berkeley’s Symphony Orchestra and has been involved in the University’s Chamber Ensemble as well as its Baroque Ensemble. She also helps manage on-campus and off-campus events for Celli@Berkeley, the university’s only all-cello ensemble as well as performing in solo and quartet pieces for the university's noon concerts.
Abigail Monroe is a performer and educator, currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at
the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in cello performance under the instruction of Jennifer
Culp. She has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and large ensemble musician in venues
across the United States. As a San Francisco resident, Abigail performs frequently throughout
the entirety of the Bay Area as both a classical cellist and vocalist. She has served as both
Principal cellist and Assistant Principal cellist of the SFCM Orchestra, as well as the Miami
Summer Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. In the vocal world, she is currently an active
member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. She has served as a choral soloist on multiple
occasions in pieces ranging from Vivaldi’s Magnificat to the works of living composers. As the
winner of the Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition, a competition for New Mexico based
artists, in 2019, Abigail was also featured as cello soloist performing Sir Edward Elgar’s Cello
Concerto with the New Mexico Philharmonic.