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Ying Li, piano

Winner of the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions and the inaugural Antonio Mormone International Prize in Italy, pianist Ying Li comes from Yantai, China. She has received top awards in numerous national and international competitions, including first prizes at the Sarasota Artist Series Piano Competition, Brevard Music Festival solo and concerto competitions, International Liszt Piano Competition for Young Pianists, and was a finalist at Concours Musical International De Montreal.

Ying has performed with many orchestras including L’Accademia Orchestra del La Scala, in Milan, The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lina Gonzalez-Granados, New Jersey Symphony with Xian Zhang and the Brevard Music Festival Orchestra. As an avid chamber musician, Ying has appeared at prestigious festivals including the Verbier Festival Academy, Ravinia’s Steans Institute in Chicago, La Jolla Music Society, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Highlights of her 21-22 season includes a Mozart Concerto tour in Germany with NWD-Philharmoniker and conductor Jonathon Heyward, recital at Sala Verdi of Milan, and Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series Appearance. Ying was also featured on WQXR’s “Eine-kleine Birthday-musik,” a free, all-Mozart livestreamed concert from The Greene Space in New York City, to celebrate Mozart’s 266th birthday.

Ying moved to Philadelphia at age fourteen, to study at the Curtis Institute of Music with Jonathan Biss and Seymour Lipkin, and later complete her studies at The Juilliard School.