Li Chenxi

Li Chenxi — Asian Piano Open • International Piano Competition

Pianist Li Chenxi has been once exceptionally admitted to the The Affiliated High School of Shanghai Conservatory Of Music with the first ranking as a professional student and later was alsowith the first ranking admitted to the piano department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, studying under ProfessorShao Dan, Wu Ying, Zhou Keng and the famous French piano Professor Pierre Reach. He graduated with excellent results from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Spain and received a master's degree in piano.

Li Chenxi was invited in 2006 toVienna toperform in the 250th Anniversary Of Mozart’s Birth Music Festival. He has successfully held Piano Solo Concerts in Vienna, Barcelona, Bordeaux and Malta. He has performed with many renowned orchestras, like Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Grosseto Symphony Orchestra, Rome Philharmonic Orchestra and so on; his concerts were held in Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Spain, Malta, Italy, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Beijing, Shanghai, Hefei, Xiamen, Suzhou and many other places.

Li Chenxi is currently occupied als the director of the piano Department of the Central Conservatory of Music Piano Academy at Gulangyu,Xiamen. He also serves as Jury member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation for International Piano Competitions, permanent artist of the Spanish Vila-seca Music Festival and art director of the Sfaccendati Music Festival in Italy. In recent years he has repeatedly been invited as the judge by many international music competitions or special invited performer of famous international music festivals and teacher of international master classes:

  • 2014 Hong Kong Youth International Piano Competition - Judge
  • The 1th Shanghai Himalayan National Piano Competition - Judge
  • The 5th Pancho Vladigerov International Piano and Violin Competition, Bulgarian - Jugde (the first Asian judge)
  • The 19th International Piano Competition Alexander Scriabin, Italy - Judge
  • 2016 Clavi Cologne-InternationaI Piano, Germany - Judge
  • 2017 Ukrainian International Youth Piano Competition - Judge
  • 2015-2016 Bordeaux International Music Festival, France - invited performer, master teacher
  • 2014-2017 Vila-seca Music Festival, Spain - Invited artist, master teacher
  • 2017 Sfaccendati Music Festival, Italy - Invited artist, master teacher, art director

In April,2017,he was invited to join in the concert for the 45th anniversary of China-Malta diplomatic relations.He preformed at the palace of the president of Malta and won highly praise from the president of Malta and ambassadors from other countries.He was also the first Chinese pianist who performed at the palace of president of Malta.

Li's performance is full of enthusiasm, glory and appeal, he can play a variety of repertoire without restriction. His interpretation of the classical, romantic, impressionist and modern composer's works has always his own style and unique treatment. In order to promote the Chinese culture, he played at the Bordeaux International Music Festival in the Baroque castle in France the Chinese piano pieces "Pi Huang" and "Eight Watercolor Memories", which have caused a great response and Appreciation of the European audience with the loud and long applause. In the participations of the Spanish International Piano Festival, he has played the representative works of Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven and Debussy, which also won the praise of the European and American pianist and audience. The Spanish media has made a special interview with him.

Many of Li’ students have won the first prize in the major piano competitions at home and abroad, all of his students were successfully admitted to famous music colleges. The jury president of the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition Andrzej Jasnski, Professor Robert A. McDonald of The Juilliard School and the the world's piano playing authority Paul Badura-Skoda have highly praised that he was a very talented pianist and has has a deep understanding and superb interpretation of music. He was praised not only as an excellent performer but also as an outstanding piano educator.

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