Tuesday February 18th 2020 2.00 pm
Li Siqian (piano)
Schubert: Piano sonata in G D894
Chopin: Nocturnes Op 27 nos 1 & 2
Chopin: Ballade in G minor Op 23
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in 1992, Chinese pianist Siqian Li started her musical education at the age of four. She studied with Madame Huiqiao Bao, received her Bachelor of Music Degree at Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) and became the first pianist to be 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.
Her performances have taken place across China, USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Japan, and South Korea, at venues including Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Egypt Cairo Opera House, Shenzhen Grand Theatre, and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. She also frequents the festival circuit, with the recent performances at Annecy Classic Festival, Festival d'Auvers sur-Oise, Dinard Festival International de Musique, Shanghai International Music Festival, and BNP Paribas Rising Star Piano Festival. As a young musician, Siqian was invited to join the charity concerts to support children's musical education in China. As a soloist, she has collaborated on a wide range of repertoire with international chamber musicians, and has appeared in concerts with orchestras.
Siqian is the Silver Medalist and the Special Prize Winner of San Jose International Piano Competition 2019, a semi-finalist of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018, the Grand Prix and the Special Prize Winner of Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition. She was also awarded the First Prize at Imola International Piano Competition, Yamaha China Piano Competition Conservatoire, Puigcerda International Festival Competition, and prizes at numerous important international competitions. Meanwhile, Siqian is a YAMAHA Future Artist, Drake Calleja Trust Scholar (London), the recipient of Lansum Music Scholarship (Los Angeles), Chengxian Fu Music Scholarship (Taiwan), and generously supported by Talent Unlimited Foundation (London).
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