Conductor Shao-Chia Lü studied music in Taipei, later at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, and also at the College of Music, Vienna. He won three important first prizes at renowned international conductor competitions: Besancon (France), Pedrotti (Italy) and Kondrashin (the Netherlands). 

Lü held the position of general music director of the Koblenz Theatre from 1998 to 2001, the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz from 1998 to 2004, and the Staatsoper Hannover between 2001 to 2006. 

Lü appears regularly as guest-conductor at several world-renowned opera houses, including the Opera Australian in Sydney and Melbourne, the English National Opera, the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Den Norske Opera in Oslo, the Gothenburg Opera, the Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Hamburg and Stuttgart, the Deutsche Oper, and Komische Oper Berlin. 

Alongside his opera activities, Lü has worked with leading European orchestras, such as the Oslo Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Santa Cecilia Rome, the Norwegian and Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, the SWR Stuttgart, the Rundfunksinfonieorchster Berlin, the Goteborg Sinfoniker, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Frankfurter Museumsorchester and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In Asia, he has worked with Hong Kong, NHK, New Japan Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Symphony, and leading orchestras in China. 

Lü was music director of the Taiwan Philharmonic from 2010 to 2020 and was the principal conductor of the South Denmark Philharmonic from 2014 to 2017. Currently, Lü is the honorary conductor of Taiwan Philharmonic.