Shanghai-born Jiaxin Lloyd Webber graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1997 before leaving China for further studies in New Zealand where she received her Master Degree at Auckland University in 2001. In New Zealand, Jiaxin was principal cello of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, a founder member of the Aroha String Quartet and a regular performer with both the Auckland Philharmonia and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. With the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, she performed cello concertos by Dvorak, Elgar and Lalo and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
Now resident in the UK, Jiaxin is married to the world-renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. Together Julian and Jiaxin have performed for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, CNN Global TV, and BBC TV. Their recordings for Universal Classics and Naxos have been chosen as Record of the Month by both Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine and as CD of the Week by both Classic FM and BBC Radio 3. Their 2013 recording, ‘A Tale of Two Cellos’ was the UK’s Number One classical album for many weeks and became one of the Naxos label’s bestselling recordings of all time. Julian and Jiaxin have played sell-out tours with the English Chamber and European Union Chamber Orchestras and have made many nationwide TV and Radio appearances on such high-profile programmes as BBC Breakfast and The Andrew Marr Show. Their programme ‘Bach Explored – Lloyd Webber’s Revealed’ has sold out Festivals across the UK and – on her own – Jiaxin continues to show her versatility in performances with rock band Symphony of Pain and Indian music legends Amaan and Ayaan Khan at London’s Wigmore Hall.