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2012 GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST George Li
Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, George Li has established a major international reputation and performs regularly with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.
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 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, Li 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. Mr. Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut recital album, recorded live at the Mariinsky Theatre, released in October 2017.
In addition to the Gilmore Young Artist Award, Mr. Li was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 2018, he graduated from the Harvard University/New England Conservatory joint program, where he studied with Wha Kyung Byun.