Born in 1980, Son Lam Trân studied cello at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and then at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rueil-Malmaison where he obtained the First Prize for cello and a First Prize for chamber music. In 1998, he entered the Conservatoire National de Paris where he was awarded two First Prizes in 2001. From 2002, he continued his studies with Philippe Muller and received support from the Meyer Foundation. In the same year, he won Second Prize at the International Lutoslawski Competition in Warsaw. He performs in several chamber music ensembles and participates in the Pablo-Casals Festival in Prades, the Rencontres Musicales de Santander, the Maurice Ravel Academy in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and plays regularly with the Quaerendo Invenietis ensemble or the Ars Nova ensemble.
He also plays in the main orchestras of Paris and France: the Paris Opera Orchestra, the Ensemble orchestral de Paris, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse or the Orchestre de Bretagne before joining the Orchestre de Paris in 2003.
Son Lam Trân joined the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 2004.