“If China wants to have a great violinist, they have one.” concluded the violinist maestro Ruggiero Ricci after listening to Chuanyun Li in 2004.
Chuanyun Li is one of the foremost violinists from China and internationally. Li studied with Professor Yaoji Lin from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing for 10 years before studying at the Juilliard School of Music with full scholarship under Dorothy DeLay, Itzhak Perlman. He has won numerous prizes, including the 1st Prize in the 5th Wieniawski International Youth Violin Competition at the age of 11 with unanimous vote of 20 jurors, and the Nakamichi Violin Concerto Competition in Aspen in 1998.
Li has toured frequently and extensively in Asia, west Europe, Australia and North America, and collaborated with many famous orchestras and the first rate conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Neemi Jarvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy,Tang Muhai, Li Xin Cao, Shui Lan, Chen Zuo Huang, etc.
In 2003, he braved the threat of SARS and returned to Hong Kong from US in place of an international soloist who could not come. Then, Li got Hong Kong audience’s tremendous acclaim and critics’ great reviews.
Chuanyun Li performed the solo violin part for the original soundtrack of Chen Kaige’s movie “Together (2002)”, noted by the Washington Post for “his ethereal playing…which has given the movie such a magnificent aural backdrop.”
When Li toured the US in 2006 with the China National Symphony Orchestra under Xincao Li. The New York Times referred to him as “a first-rate violinist” and remarked that “[having] the chance to hear Mr Li’s violin playing made the evening all worthwhile.”
As the best artist of Hong Kong, Li was invited to perform in the celebration concert of the 5th and 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Then and there, he has been interviewed by President Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.
In Li’s debut recital in Seattle 2008, the Seattle Times observed that Li “shares Perlman’s amazing dexterity in untangling virtuoso pieces” and that “despite his technical accuracy and incredible speed, Li plays with great abandon, and where appropriate, a lot of soul.”
In 2008, Li was awarded the Chinese Gold Record Award. And in 2009,He won the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Award for Best Artist 2007/08 (Music) presented to him by the Hong Kong Government.
Li has recorded 10 CDs and DVDs to his credit, including Paganini’s complete 24 Caprice at the age of 14 and 27, Salut d’Amour and Stradivari Campaign, and the King of the Violin etc.
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