Meet your Florida Orchestra members … Lei Liu, first violin

Published January 18 2012
Updated March 4 2013

Position: second assistant concertmaster

With the orchestra since: 1995

I'm originally from: China

Age I started studying my instrument: 10

My favorite piece to play on my instrument: scales and arpeggios

My iPod's usually playing: audiobooks

I'm an expert at: eating good food

But I'm really lousy at: cooking

Career path if I hadn't chosen music: I like history and would like to be educated as a history professor.

Funniest concert moment: As a 12 year old on stage playing a recital, a mosquito stung me on the back of my neck. I doubled the speed of what I was playing and afterward got praised by the teacher, and the accompanist apologized because he couldn't keep up with me.