Lo Kii-Ming earned her Bachelor of Natural Sciences in 1975 from the Department of Textile and Clothing at Fu-Jen Catholic University (Taipei) and received her Ph.D. in Musicology in 1989 from Heidelberg University (Germany) for her Ph.D. dissertation “Turandot auf der Opernbühne” (Bern/Frankfurt/New York , Peter Lang, 1994). From 1993 through 2002 she taught as Professor of Musicology at the Graduate Institute of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen Catholic University, then started to teach as Full Professor of Musicology at the Department of Music of the National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei). Lo Kii-Ming became professor emeritus in February 2020.
Lo Kii-Ming’s research covers the history of European music with special focus on the history of opera, the aesthetics of music, the relationship between literature and music, as well as the exchange process between the musical cultures of Europe and Asia. She has given numerous guest lectures and presented papers as invited speaker in musicological and cross-disciplinary conferences in Europe, North America and Asia. As author of 20 books, among them monographic studies on Richard Wagner, Giacomo Puccini, Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss, and as author of ca 100 scholarly articles in Chinese, German, English and Italian, she has become one of the very few Taiwanese musicologists who have gained an international reputation.
In addition to her scholary research, Lo Kii-Ming became the very first musicologist in Taiwan who regularly gave pre-concert lectures and who started to write programm notes for opera and concert performances which, although accessible to the large public, live up to the international standards of scholarly research. Thanks to her constant activities in research and publication, Kii-Ming Lo has been able to give a significant contribution to the intellectualization of the world of classical music in Taiwan.