“Lun Li has admirable command of all the possibilities of the bow, and uses it with delightful musical sense.”
– LUDWIG VAN MONTRÉAL
A native of Shanghai, China, violinist Lun Li won First Prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, The Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, and was named John French Violin Chair at YCA. Additionally, he is also the recent joint winner of First Prize at the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition. Lun has had the honor and privilege of traveling between Shanghai and New York bringing him a plethora of experiences.
An avid chamber musician, Lun has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, the Verbier Music Festival Academy, Music@Menlo’s international program, and Music from Angelfire. He has had the pleasure to work alongside prestigious musicians such as Kim Kashkashian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Marcy Rosen, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, and with members of the Calidore, Doric, and Miro Quartets. Further accolades include winning second prize in Shanghai’s Haydn Chamber Competition, resulting in an invitation to perform at the Helsinki Music Centre Festival.
Lun served as the concertmaster of the Pacific Festival Orchestra 2017. He has appeared in major musical stages including Konzerthaus Berlin, Kulturpalast Dresden, Wiener Konzerthaus, and Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. In the coming season, he will be on chamber music tours with Curtis Institute of Music, Marlboro Music Festival, and the inaugural chamber music ensemble, YCA on Tour, bringing him to Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 92Y, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
During the 22-23 season Lun will make his NYC recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall and his Washington, DC recital debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, both presented by Young Concert Artists. Other recital and chamber music appearances include Clarion Concerts, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, Jupiter Chamber Players, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore, Port Washington Library, and Cutchogue Library. He will appear as concerto soloist with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall. As part of Young Concert Artists’ special season finale performance at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in May 2023, Lun will perform alongside fellow YCA roster artists and distinguished alumni including violinist Chee-Yun, and harpsichordist Anthony Newman.
Lun holds degrees from Curtis Institute of Music (BM’20) and The Juilliard School (MM’22). His mentors include Ida Kavafian, Catherine Cho, and Joseph Lin. He is currently pursuing an Artistic Diploma at The Juilliard School where he serves as teaching assistant to Catherine Cho.
Lun plays on the Stradivarius “Samazeuilh” 1735 violin, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
YCA represents violinist Lun Li for worldwide engagements. Please contact us for more information.