News Item | Tchaikovsky Competition Finals Analysis

Tchaikovsky Competition Finals analysis from the online classical music publication Slipped Disc“The performance of the second contestant, George Li, was sensational. He played Tchaikovsky First and Prokofiev Third with astonishing intensity, clarity and rhythm. His emotions were on the edge and virtuosity was beyond the edge of the conventional highest level of world class competitions performances. The audience reception was truly ecstatic, especially after Tchaikovsky. George seemed to be three heads higher than the others.”  » Read the entire article here.  » Click here for more reviews and reactions.

News Item | New York Concerto Debut

In May, George made his New York concerto debut, performing Tchaikovsky with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Gerard Schwarz in the Young Concert Artists Gala Concert.  The New York Times raved: “. . . 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.”