CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
George Li, Piano
Part of: Distinctive Debuts
George Li, Piano
HAYDN Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI: 32
CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Corelli
LISZT Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor
Event DurationThe printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
Distinctive Debuts is supported by endowment gifts from The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Mr. Li’s recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under Manfred Honeck, London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda (on a tour of Asia), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, and Philharmonia Orchestra under Long Yu, as well as the Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and numerous others across the globe. Mr. Li frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, and has performed with the celebrated ensemble at the Paris Philharmonie, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Grafenegg Festival.
As a recitalist, Mr. Li has appeared at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco; Munich’s Gasteig; the Louvre Museum in Paris; the Seoul Arts Center; Tokyo’s Hamarikyu Asahi Hall and Musashino Civic Cultural Hall; the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing; and the Ravinia, Lanaudière, Edinburgh, and Montreux festivals. As a chamber musician, he has performed alongside James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrández, and Daniel Lozakovich.
George Li gave his first public performance in Boston at the age of 10. In 2011, he performed for President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. Among Mr. Li’s many accolades are first prize at the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. He is currently enrolled in the Harvard University / New England Conservatory dual degree program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.