In July, George Li performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cleveland Orchestra and won first prize in the Cooper International Competition 2010. His generous prize package included $10,000, a full four-year scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and concerto performance opportunities in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
In November, George took home top honors in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His winnings included debut performances in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston, as well as three or more years of professional concert management by the YCA. (Read congratulatory letter.)
In 2010, George successfully performed four newly-learned concertos with six symphony orchestras, as well as eight major solo recitals (for more information please visit George’s Highlights and Calendar). All of these performances received standing ovations and glowing Reviews.
In addition, George successfully completed his ninth grade academic curriculum with excellent grades and wonderful compliments from all of his teachers.
As his parents, Katie and Jian would like to see George become a wonderful human being first, a wonderful musician second, and, finally, develop his full potential as a concert artist.
We are acutely aware that talent alone would not have made George who he is now – it takes a Village to nurture a child to become a successful person. Katie and Jian attribute their son’s success to the great Village that surrounds him, providing an excellent environment with vitally important support and nurturing. In this website we have specifically included a Village page to acknowledge those who have contributed to George’s rapid academic and musical growth, and express our heartfelt gratitude to them. Within this Village there is George’s piano teacher, Ms. Wha Kyung Byun; his guardian angel, Ms. Cathy Chan; music mentor, Maestro Mark Churchill; Madam Susan Wadsworth; Maestro Benjamin Zander; Mrs. Dorothy Shi; Mr. Yin Chengzong; the Town of Lexington; Walnut Hill School; the Preparatory School of the New England Conservatory; National Public Radio’s “From the Top”; M. Steinert & Sons; and the Young Concert Artists (YCA). Please visit George’s Village page for more information.
For those of you who would like to get to know George a bit better, this website includes his Biography, Repertoire (Solo, Concerti, Chamber Music), Samples (a selection of video clips), Press (reviews and press releases), and Highlights (major events of George’s musical journey).
For those of you who are interested in attending any of George’s upcoming performances, please explore his Calendar.
For any of you who would like to engage George in possible future performance opportunities, please Contact the Young Concert Artists.
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