Ying Lai Green
Born in Cambridge, Ying Lai studied double bass at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Duncan McTier where she won several prizes and distinctions. She graduated in 2002 with the highest honours. Ying Lai also enjoyed many years of being a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Upon receiving a star award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Ying Lai furthered her studies in Germany before being appointed a member of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003. She has since worked with a variety of great symphonic and chamber orchestras around the world.

Ying Lai has given recitals throughout Europe and is in much demand as a chamber musician. As a soloist, Ying Lai has performed Bottesini’s B minor concerto in the Netherlands, Dittersdorf 's E major concerto in the UK and Bottesini’s Grand Duo Concertante for violin and bass in Germany.

Ying Lai, who is of Anglo- Chinese parentage enjoys close connections with Asia and plays both with the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra and as guest principal bass with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ying Lai has featured on many CD recordings the most recent of which was a Naxos recording of Benny's Gig for Clarinet and Double Bass with Julien Herve.

In 2009 Ying Lai was honoured with an Associateship from the Royal Academy of Music. She currently lives in Amsterdam and has been assistant principal double bass with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005.