Ying Li, Piano

July 5, 2017, 12:15 pm

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Ying Li
Ying Li

Ravina Festival Steans Music Institute fellow joins us live from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center with music of Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin.


Fantasiestücke, Op.12 (7’)
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 (28’)
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
III. Largo
IV. Finale: Presto non tanto
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)


Pianist Ying Li, from China, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2012 and currently studies with Professor Jonathan Biss. Ms. Li attends on a merit-based, full-tuition scholarship, and holds the Harold and Helene Schonberg Fellowship.

As a soloist, Ms. Li has appeared with numerous orchestras including her most recent debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and the “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania.

She has garnered several awards, among them: First Prize in the Artist Series of Sarasota National Competition, First Prizes of both the Solo Competition and Concerto Competition of the Brevard Music Festival, First Prize in the 7th Liszt International Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow, and the First Prize and the audience prize in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists ‘A Step Towards Mastery’ in St. Petersburg, Russia.

As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Li has participated in many renowned music festivals including the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago, PianoTexas International Academy and Festival in Fort Worth, and the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.

Ms. Li began receiving piano lessons at age five. Her teachers have included Seymour Lipkin, from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Manchun Chen, from the Central Conservatory of Music in China.