George Li gave his first public performance at Boston’s Steinway Hall at the age of ten. In 2011 he performed for President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. He was first prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. In 2015 he received the Silver Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and in 2016 he was the recipient of an 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mälmo Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and on tour to Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at this performance and returns to Davies Symphony Hall next month for a solo recital as part of the SFS Great Performers Series. He frequently appears with the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxemburg Philharmonie, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival, and throughout Russia.
Mr. Li’s recital highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Mariinsky Theatre, Munich’s Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Ravinia Festival, Lanaudiere Festival, Edinburgh Festival, and Montreux Festival. An active chamber musician, George has performed chamber music with James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez, and Daniel Lozakovich.
Mr. Li is currently in the Harvard University/New England Conservatory joint program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.