Li La was born in 2002 and began playing the cello at the age of seven. She studied with Professor Min Cao at the Music Middle School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of nine. In 2016 she began to study in the Juilliard School Precollege division with Professor Richard Aaron and Sieun Lin.
In the 13th Osaka International Music Competition in 2012, La Li won the first prize (second vacancy), and also won the Best String Performance Award and the Kobe Mayor Award. In the 9th “Antonio Janigro” International Cello Competition in Croatia in 2012, La Li participated in senior group and won the first prize. In the following year on the 24th Fulham International Music Competition in Paris, she again won the first grand prize with full score given by all jurors. In 2014 La Li reported in the 8th Tchaikovsky International competition for Young Musicians in Moscow, she won the first prize and became the youngest championship of cello competition for that time. La Li also won the 2nd in the 43rd Stulberg International String Competition in 2018.
Li La has worked with the orchestras such as: Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi (formed with principles from Russian Orchestras), the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia”. And conductor such as: Vladimir Spivakov, Yury Tkachenko, Muhai Tang, Guoyong Zhang, etc. Since October 2018, La Li has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.