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Siqian Li - Piano

Biography

Starting her public performance at the age of five, Siqian’s colorful yet powerful playing has been heard and acclaimed worldwide. Annecy Classic Festival acclaimed her, “Virtuosity and talent. Elegant, subtle and dynamic performance with exceptional musical quality. A rising star of the piano”. She has presented solo recitals and public performances throughout major cities in China as well as in USA, England, Germany, France, Spain, Egypt, Japan, South Korea and so on, including internationally renowned venues and festivals, such as Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Egypt Cairo Opera House, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, Annecy Classic Festival, Festival d’Auvers sur-Oise, Dinard Festival International de Musique, Puigcerda International Festival, Shanghai International Music Festival, Guangren Zhou’s Pianist Awards China Tour, BNP Paribas Rising Star Piano Festival etc. As an inspiring young musician, Siqian was invited to join the charity concerts for children’s musical education in China. As a soloist, she collaborated on a wide range of repertoire with international chamber musicians from time to time and appeared in concerts with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Xiamen Opera Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, and Central Conservatory of Music Youth Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Siqian is the Semifinalist of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018, the Grand Prix and the Special prize winner of Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition, and the First prize winner of Imola International Piano Competition, Yamaha China Piano Competition Conservatoire, Puigcerda International Festival Competition. She has also been awarded the Conservatorie Diploma at Tbilisi International Piano Competition, and prizes at Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition, Shanghai International Piano Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition in ASIA, International Music Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest, China National Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Guangren Zhou Pianist Award. Meanwhile, she is the recipient of Lansum Music Scholarship (Los Angeles), Chengxian Fu Music Scholarship (Taiwan), a Drake Calleja Trust Scholar (London), and generously supported by Talent Unlimited Foundation (London).

Born in December 1992 in Chongqing China, Siqian started her music education at the age of four. She was a student of prestigious Chinese Pianist Madame Huiqiao Bao, received her Bachelor of Music Degree at Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) and became the first pianist who has been awarded the “Best of Best - Top and Innovative Talent” diploma and scholarship by China Ministry of Culture. After obtaining a Master of Music Degree with Academic Honors and a Graduate Diploma at New England Conservatory (Boston) as a student of Professor Alexander Korsantia, she continues to pursue an Artist Diploma at Royal College of Music (London) in the class of Professor Norma Fisher.

Besides the study in the conservatory, Siqian has received guidance from many internationally well-known pianists, such as Emannuel Ax, Sergei Babayan, Russel Sherman, Rodin Shchedrin, Boris Slutsky, Oxana Yablonskya, Arie Vardi, Vladimir Tropp, Ramzi Yassa, Guillermo Gonzalez etc., and joined a variety of major festivals and masterclasses, such as Hamamatsu International Piano Academy, Imola Summer Piano Academy & Festival, Puigcerda International Piano Festival, International Festival and Masterclass “Dynasty”, Beijing International Piano Festival, Shanghai International Music Festival, among others.

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submission June 2019