A native New Yorker, Lia began her cello studies at the age of nine with Erika Pickhart, before pursuing cello performance at the Boston Conservatory of Music, mentored by Andrew Mark and Terry King. Lia has studied cello pedagogy with Pamela Devenport at The School for Strings in New York City and the Ithaca College Suzuki Institute, where she received her Suzuki certification units one through eight. Lia has performed with the Boston Lyrica chamber orchestra and the Albany Symphony, and she is currently a member of the Chelsea Symphony. Her album Drag was released in 2016 by Moon Records. In 2016, one of her original compositions was projected onto the Manhattan Bridge and showcased worldwide by the Leo Kuelbs collection.