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George Li

Piano

  • Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, poised authority and brilliant virtuosity far beyond his years. Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Li has rapidly established a major international reputation and performs regularly with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors such as Gergiev, Dudamel, Honeck, Petrenko, Tilson Thomas and Long Yu.

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  • Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Sydney Symphony and St Petersburg Philharmonic. In 2018/19, Li makes his debut with the London Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, embarks on a 11-city recital tour of China and is the soloist on the Russian National Orchestra’s major US tour with Mikhail Pletnev. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival and in various venues throughout Russia.


    In recital, Li performs at venues including Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich’s Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Shanghai Poly Theater and Amici della Musica Firenze, as well as appearances at major festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival, Ravinia Festival, Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Montreux Festival.


    An active chamber musician, George has performed alongside James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez and Daniel Lozakovich and future plans include collaborations with Daniel Hope, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Lawrence Power.


    George is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut recital album released in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky.


    George Li gave his first public performance at Boston’s Steinway Hall at the age of ten and in 2011, performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among George’s many prizes, he was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award, and the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In summer 2018, George graduated from the Harvard University / New England Conservatory joint program, where he studied with Wha Kyung Byun.

    2018-19 season / 402 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Concerto repertoire

Beethoven
Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15
Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58


Brahms
Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15


Chopin
Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11


Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue


Grieg
Concerto in A minor, Op.16


Haydn
Concerto No.11 in D major, Hob.XVIII:11


Liszt
Concerto No.1 in E-flat major


Mendelssohn
Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25
Serenade and Allegro Giocoso for Piano and Orchestra


Mozart
Concerto No.21 in C major, K.467
Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488


Prokofiev
Concerto No.1 in D-flat major, Op.10
Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26


Rachmaninoff
Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 


Saint-Saëns
Concert No.2 in G minor, Op.22


Schumann
Concerto in A minor, Op.54


Tchaikovsky
Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

Conductors

Dudamel
Gaffigan
Gergiev
Gernon
Gimeno
Honeck
Macelaru
Mena
Morlot
Petrenko
Robertson
Slatkin
Spano
Soustrot
Spivakov
Temirkanov
Tilson Thomas
Viotti
Weilerstein
Long Yu
Xian Zhang

The real revelation came in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, played by George Li…he is a powerhouse. I have seldom heard the many blazing octave passages in the outer movements played faster or more cleanly, let alone both at the same time.

New York Times

Li’s performance left no doubt that he combines staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression.

Washington Post

breathtaking virtuosity and natural grace

Le Télégramme

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Managing Director
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Artist Manager
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Assistant Artist Manager
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